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Bella Italia Restaurant, Port Angeles

Bella Italia, Port Angeles WA, USA

Jo Cahill Literary Worlds 4 Comments

BELLA Italia is an Italian restaurant in Port Angeles, Washington. Although the town’s population is only around 20,000 people, its name may be familiar, particularly if you have read any of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga. Based primarily in the small town of Forks, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the series’ characters sometimes travel to the larger town of ...
Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, Alabama.

Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville AL, USA

Jo Cahill Authors' Lives, Literary Worlds 4 Comments

EIGHT years after the publication of Harper Lee’s seminal work, To Kill a Mockingbird, the courthouse of her hometown opened as a part-time museum dedicated to her and her novel. In that time, she had won a Pulitzer Prize and the book had been converted to an Oscar-winning film. The museum became a full-time attraction in 1991. Strongly influenced by ...
Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Green Gables Heritage Place, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Jo Cahill Authors' Lives, Literary Worlds 10 Comments

GREEN Gables Heritage Place, in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, is the heart of a tourist industry related exclusively to local author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and her novels – most notably, Anne of Green Gables (and the seven books that followed). Located within the farmhouse that inspired Anne’s Avonlea home, the Green Gables Heritage Place has been furnished with period settings ...
Orchard House, Concord MA, USA

Orchard House, Concord MA, USA

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SO NAMED for the multitude of apple trees growing on the surrounding land, Orchard House was the home of Louisa May Alcott between 1858 and 1877. She lived there with her parents, Amos Bronson and Abigail May Alcott, and two of her three sisters, as one of her younger sisters, Elizabeth, had died from scarlet fever only weeks before the ...

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