I recently returned from our Highlights of England, Scotland and Ireland tour where I met incredible people, saw gorgeous architecture and learned about each country’s rich history. The experience was made that much better by our amazing Tour Director. He taught me and my group so much about famous authors who’d written incredible works in many of the places we visited. From classics stories to autobiographical accounts, here are a few of my suggested must-reads for anybody thinking about traveling to England, Scotland and Ireland.
This is an autobiographical tale of De Quincy’s addictions to opium and alcohol. Find it here.
Sinclair was an important Scottish author who began her writing career by penning children’s novels. Holiday House is perhaps one of her most famous.
This is a classic for all ages. Not only was Stevenson a novelist and poet, but he also wrote about travel—what a great way to start dreaming of your next trip! Find it here.
Spark is a formidable female author hailing from Edinburgh. In this novel, she imagines the lives and experiences of a group of young women living in a hostel in London near the end of World War II.
This incredible children’s series can be enjoyed by adults of all ages. Rowling started writing these highly acclaimed stories in a café in Edinburgh, Scotland—visit to catch a glimpse of the school Rowling used as the inspiration for the book series’ fictional school, Hogwarts.