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Famous Authors Inspired by Snowdonia

With it’s majestic mountains, beautiful beaches, rivers and waterfalls, Snowdonia is magical. You won’t be surprised that its been a source of literary inspiration, but you might be surprised as to works included in the line up…… THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman Pullman lived just above Llanbedr and it was here that provided a great deal of inspiration for Northern lights (AKA The Golden Compass). He says that ‘Good God Corner’ on the way from Llanbedr to Harlech and the bridge over the meeting point of the rivers Artro and Nanctol in Llanbedr are specific landmarks that inspired him along with the Rhinogydd mountains and Welsh mythology. OUT OF AFRICA by Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen) Whilst obviously the book itself is not based on the area (we don’t have many lions roaming around this neck of the woods), one of the main characters is very much connected. Denys Finch-Hatton, the lover of Karen…

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