Queen Mary 2 Interview with Author Joanne Harris

Interview by Jennifer Ciotta; Introduction by Carly Cassano It was a pleasure for Literary Traveler founder, Francis McGovern, and editor-at-large, […]

Queen Mary 2 Interview with Author Bill Bryson

Interview by Francis McGovern; Introduction by Carly Cassano It was a pleasure for Literary Traveler founder, Francis McGovern, and editor-at-large, […]

Ponies & Tranquility, Jane Austen’s New Forest

by Janet Halliday Trees in thick green leaf fuzz the banks of the Beaulieu River. The foliage wall is pierced […]

Jane Austen, A Beloved Friend in Chawton

by Helen Palmer It took a life-threatening illness and months of enforced convalescence to finally arrive at the home of […]

The Oral Literary Tradition of Ghana: Folklore & Proverbs

Certain words will always linger. When I left Africa, I was speechless. Several tears spoke for me. I had only spent just shy of a month on the continent, but it was an extraordinarily defining experience that both affirmed and reformed me. Already missing the bounty of local food I had relished throughout my stay, the Twi words, “E dong bi ri bo” echoed in my mind as I boarded the plane, feeling an emptiness beyond their literal sense. Translated simply into English as, “there”s a bell in my stomach,” the proverbial meaning of my hunger – my want for the food, but more strikingly – metaphorically – for the people and the place, still resounds today.

The Short Life of Rupert Brooke

by Maggie B. Dickinson On the Greek Island of Skyros, its shores lapped with Byron’s “wine-dark sea”, is a lonely grave.  […]

Tennyson County, A Visit with Alfred Lord Tennyson

by Mary Cook Historic Lincolnshire, popularly known as “Tennyson County”, is a beguiling mixture of rolling hills (The Wolds) and […]

The Remains of a Dream: Alexander Pope’s Villa at Twickenham

By Loredana Massa For a common tourist, nowadays, Twickenham, part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, may mean […]

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) in Oxford

Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, is undoubtedly one of the jewels in England’s crown. Its striking mix of architectural styles, academic atmosphere, and peaceful gardens and river walks make it the perfect place to pause and view England as it was meant to be. But for the literary traveler, Oxford is more than just Olde England, it is a true gem, and at just forty-five minutes from London by train, it is an absolute must-see.

John Keats and the Casina Rosa

The “Casina Rossa” or “Little Red House” sits next to the Spanish Steps in the Piazza di Spagna in Rome. An unprepossessing building built in 1725, it blends in with the neighboring three and four story buildings surrounding the piazza. The Casina Rossa is not renowned for its distinctive architecture, but instead for its many distinguished occupants, the most famous of whom was John Keats, the great English Romantic poet.