Home       Tours      Locations      Authors       Books      About us      Contact us      Events

Site Services

* Subscribe to our newsletter *The Book Traveler* for information on new articles and upcoming book tours.


* Buy Books
* Book Air and Hotel
* Travel Supplies
* Custom Luggage Tags
* Travel Sources

*View Our 2010 Tour Schedule*




Opportunities
We are looking for students, writers and travelers who have literary enthusiasm and ability... Work for us as an intern by focusing on a particular writer whose work has been published in English and which could be featured as a tour in any country in the world. Suitable articles will be featured on the site and may form the basis for a special interest tour. There may be some travel opportunities for suitable candidates. We are also interested in hearing from literary travelers with stories from their own journeys, where to go, what to do and hints and tips for literary travelers.




* Contact us
* Groups
* Travel Agents
* Education Leaders
* Book Clubs
* To book on a scheduled tour

Introduction


To achieve a well rounded view of the books you love, read them, see the films and travel to immerse yourself in the places associated with the books and their authors and the film locations. Traveling to Literary Events and Festivals can round out the picture. Meeting living authors, seeing their homes and meeting with others in a Literary society associated with the author of interest can be a bonus of a literary tour. Meeting people in the country where an author lived during his or her life time can greatly enhance and expand the experience of the book.

Travel2books is a division of a travel company established for over ten years and focusing on the development of special interest travel for interest groups.

Focus Literary Tours

*The Shakespeare Tour
Shakespeare who was he? How was Shakespeare able to communicate with the people of his age and the people of to day * touching each with his deep understanding of human emotions.

*In the Footsteps of Northern writers
Northern England has a harsher climate than the south of England * has this influenced the writers who come from this area?

*Understanding Writers in the Cotswolds, England
The Cotswolds are a well loved destination for travelers from the world over. Prince Charles lives there and the soft rolling countryside is filled with exquisite gardens, country houses, castles and villages constructed of mellow Cotswold stone, some with thatched roofs some tiled. The writers from this area include Shakespeare and Laurie Lee. This varied group has added much to the literature of Britain and the world.

*Examining Murder Mystery Writers
Colin Dexter and Oxford, Ellis Peters and Shropshire, Kathy Hogan Trochek and Atlanta, Georgia - many mystery writers are associated with a particular part of a country. Their deep knowledge of the location makes the quest even more exciting and adds to our sense that this is real.

View all literary tours
Today's Focus Article

Jane Austen and Agatha Christie have on the surface very little in common, but they were both strong women with a passion for what they did. Each went through a period in their lives when they became unhappy and disoriented. Each valued family and was creatively aware of the detail of people's lives. Each lived in England. Jane Austen lived in Bath and Agatha Christie lived a much wider life in Devon, Harrogate and overseas with her archeologist husband. Both visited London and lived lives with many social engagements. One married and the other did not, but both know that the emotions of the heart are a key influence in a person's behavior...

Read Full Article
Literary Focus

*Focus on Shakespeare

*Focus on Literary and Legendary Myths of Ireland

*Focus on Film and book tours

*Focus on Fantasy tours based on literary works

Britain is the focus for Wizard tours for families featuring the much loved Harry Potter and New Zealand the focus for Fantasy tours based on the science fiction trilogy Lord of the Rings.

Copyright © 2009 Travel2Books. All Rights Reserved.
Site owned by The British Connection
Tour operator for adventure, sporting and cultural journeys since 1993