I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks. The long, glorious summer holidays, during which all teachers, with their massive salaries, retreat to their villas in Tuscany and spend six weeks in complete idleness, waiting for work to begin anew in September.
I have forgone the pleasures of foreign travel this year, opting instead for research and writing. The first of my tasks has been to update the Literary Britain map. People seem to enjoy the map and I have devoted an awful lot of time to looking up obscure locations in various reference books and trawling the internet. It was beginning to look a bit messy, so I’ve tried to redesign it a bit and to add categories. I think most of them are self-explanatory but I can give clarification if it’s needed. It’s very colourful and I’m not sure if I like that or not. So I would like you, dear reader, to give me some feedback. Take the new map for a test drive and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment on this post or contact me via Twitter (@literarybritain); I’d be very grateful.