1 March 2018 Susannah

Literary Travels

Birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense

If you would like to join me on my literary travels, I have a few places left on tours next year.

Statue of Hans Christian Andersen at Odense, Denmark

Statue of Hans Christian Andersen at Odense, Denmark

Once Upon a Time in Scandinavia will take you to places connected with Hans Christian Andersen (birthplace shown above), Ibsen, Karen Blixen, Astrid Lindgren, Hamlet and Thor Heyerdahl, plus lots more. I am very excited about doing this tour for the first time this year, taking the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo guided walk which Lonely Planet rates as the best literary walk in the world, and seeing castles that inspired Andersen’s moving fairy tales, plus so much more.

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana, U.S.

Or you could join me on a literary tour of the Deep South of the USA, land of Harper Lee, Gone with the Wind, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby. Many tour participants have voted this their favourite amongst my tours, and it does take you to some memorable places – doing a Sound and the Fury walk in Oxford, Mississippi, will long rank as one of my best tour memories of all time.

Jane Austen House Museum

Jane Austen House Museum, Hampshire, England

My Exploring the Literary Landscapes of England tour in 2019 has been fully booked for over a year, but I will repeat it in 2020. Can you think that far ahead? It covers classic writers (Jane Austen, the Brontës, Kipling, Wordsworth, Hardy, Ruskin, Gaskell, and many others), with houses, gardens, museums, graveyards and walks, and is hugely popular, so do think about putting your name down if you are keen.

Please contact my tour company, ASA Tours for information: http://www.asatours.com.au/contact/

What literary places would you visit on a tour? Maybe we could go there one day. Please leave a comment to tell me.

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Featured image credit- Birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense. By Strokin.ru – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9086014
Body image credits- http://www.asatours.com.au

Comments (2)

  1. Georgianne Hall

    I was surprised that Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset was not mentioned for your Scandinavia tour especially since there has been a new translation by Tiina Nunnally (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition 2005). I read this first as a highschooler and loved it.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      If you looked through the tour itinerary, you would see that Sigrid Undset is very much a part of the tour. We visit her house and learn more about her life, and also about her Nobel Prize for Literature. I love Kristin Lavransdatter and in a previous newsletter I recommended the fabulous translation by Tiina Nunnally.

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