Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Top ten literary landscapes

Margaret Drabble is the author of 17 novels, which have won numerous prizes including the John Llewellyn Rhys and James Tait Black awards. Her most recent works are the novel The Sea Lady, and a memoir, The Pattern in the Carpet.

For the Guardian, she named a top 10 list of literary landscapes--"her favourite places to go walking in the footsteps of great writers."

One landscape on her list:
Goredale Scar

Goredale Scar near Malham in North Yorkshire is a classic beauty spot, and none the less beautiful for that. It is at both sublime and romantic, and was celebrated by the poet Thomas Gray, and by me in my novel The Waterfall.
Read about the other landscapes on Drabble's list.

--Marshal Zeringue