Book settings: England, not London
Setting a book in a particular place creates a link, a special kind of magic. I can’t say it’s better than an ‘ungrounded’ book – both can be deep and meaningful, one easily transcending boundaries, the other not.
Here are some books set in England, but outside of London.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy: Wessex
Famous Five – Enid Blyton: Dorset
The adventures of Rhys – Beatrice Holloway: Wales
Thanks Pablo for the image