Exploring the world book map

Text and pictures illustrate each location, giving a whole new insight, for generally-desk-bound-me at least, into the Gulf of Mexico (The Old Man and the Sea), The Chrysalids (set in a post-apocalyptic Labrador), the Chatham Islands of Cloud Atlas and the Congo of The Poisonwood Bible. Its creators hope users will enjoy working out puzzles such as how close Bridget Jones and Fanny Price lived, and how far the Snow Goose would have to fly to reach Brave New World’s lighthouse: I’ve been having fun searching for the most remote tags – from Svalbard, Philip Pullman’s armoured bear island from Northern Lights, to Lord of the Flies, which gets its little red pin on an “uninhabited tropical island” in the middle of the Pacific.

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