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Book Map explores the exciting world of literary London (pictures)
In times of Google Maps finding any location comes easy. I wish we were able to visit places shown on this fantastic literary map just released by Dorothy, a Manchester-based design studio.
Book Map is a street map made up from the titles of 600 books from the history of English Literature.
Obviously, you’ll find here such legendary places as Mansfield Park, Bleak House, Vanity Fair and Wuthering Heights. There are also 20th and 21st century works included, naming only Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5, Norwegian Wood and The Road.
That’s not all – the map includes also fictional areas dedicated to the works of Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Tolkien, or Harry Potter.
You can buy the Book Map on Dorothy website for £25 (plus handling and shipping). It’s a 80cm by 60cm four-colour litho print on 120gsm uncoated art paper. There is also a signed limited edition for £100.
Via Fast Company.
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About Piotr Kowalczyk
Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Founder of Ebook Friendly, ebook enthusiast, and self-published short story author. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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