Love the way Charlotte is visiting the places in the book. I did the same with my two novels – Budapest, Havana, Alice Springs – great feeling to be where your characters are…. I did it before and wrote most of notes in those locations.
During a recent holiday to the South of France, I took a copy of Barefoot (second edition) along to the beautiful town of Narbonne which features at the start of chapter eleven.
Husband took a photo of me holding it beside the lovely canal de la Robine which I pictured quite accurately when I wrote about it – even though I’d never seen it before.
‘Narbonne was beautiful in the bright early-morning sunshine. The Canal de la Robine shone like a silver ribbon snaking through the centre of the town flecked by the little boats travelling its length towards the great Aude river.’
We also took this picture at Narbonne station, remembering how Red and Jude catch a train from here and travel to Paris where danger and adventure await them. All that awaited husband and I that afternoon was a very nice lunch and an ice-cream!