Dr Plokta (drplokta) wrote,
Dr Plokta

Living in Fiction

From Little, Big by John Crowley:
It was a county map or something, much more detailed than Smoky's; he found the constellation of towns he knew of, neatly outlined, but nothing for Edgewood. "It should be somewhere around these." Jeff found the stub of a pencil, and with a "hmmm" and a "let's see," connected the centers of the five towns with a five-pointed star. The pentagon enclosed by the lines of the star he tapped with the pencil, and raised his sandy eyebrows at Smoky. An old map-reader's trick, Smoky surmised.


Also, James Bond grew up in Pett Bottom in the next valley to the north-west of us, and Diana Villiers (from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin books) moved to Barham Down to raise horses, just to the north-east of us.

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