A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

If you read my post about 31 geeky things to celebrate in March, you’ll have noticed that today marks the day that the fictional Sherlock Holmes took on his first case in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ – Arthur Conan Doyle’s debut novel. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about an exhibition I recently visited, all about Arthur … Continue reading A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

Literary Locations | A Book Lovers Guide to Vienna

When you think of Vienna, music is probably one of the first things that springs to mind. Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss – all the greats have lived in this city at some point in their lives. However, Vienna also has an avid literary history and is perfect for book lovers. On a recent trip, I set out to find as many literary locations as I could … Continue reading Literary Locations | A Book Lovers Guide to Vienna

A Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh | 15 Magical Things to See

Edinburgh has a rich literary history counting numerous influential writers among its alumni, but for fans of the Harry Potter franchise it’s most excitingly home to J.K. Rowling. Whilst Rowling wasn’t actually born in Edinburgh, she did move to the city in the early 90’s – around the same time she started writing Harry Potter. Because of this, it’s thought that Edinburgh provided Rowling with … Continue reading A Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh | 15 Magical Things to See

The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

When I visited Edinburgh last month, one statement put The Elephant House right to the top of my bucket list – ‘the birthplace of Harry Potter’. It was quite a bold claim, and one not entirely based on fact – J.K. Rowling actually came up with the boy who lived on a train journey to London –nevertheless, it is true that she spent a lot … Continue reading The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter