London’s Royal Parks: Location-Based Narratives

The use of setting can be the difference between an okay story and a truly great one. Place not only adds context to a narrative, but it can take on a life all its own, playing a vital role in shaping the lives of the characters throughout the tale. With that in mind, London’s Royal […]

The use of setting can be the difference between an okay story and a truly great one. Place not only adds context to a narrative, but it can take on a life all its own, playing a vital role in shaping the lives of the characters throughout the tale. With that in mind, London’s Royal Parks organization has commissioned eight authors to find inspiration in the city’s grandest green spaces by penning short stories that take place in them. Participating authors include Will Self, Ali Smith and William Boyd. In an effort to lend these location-based narratives even greater relevancy, the finished works – printed on 100% recycled paper – will be available in their respective parks, along with select bookstores and on the Royal Parks’ website for £2 starting in May. 

Read about a similar project created by Unlike City Guides here.

[via Guardian]

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