Maps are such great inclusions in books that bring their stories to life. I like being able to trace the sequence of events according to their locations. One map which I particularly am delighted about is the map of London from circa 1909 that’s included in A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller.
While maps are more common in fantasy novels, I appreciate that this historical fiction book has been accompanied by one of historical London. Even though it’s a realistic setting, it has changed a lot over the past century and to be able to trace that is pretty neat. Come to think of it, contemporary books would be well-served by maps too, particularly for those of us who don’t know the settings personally.
Do you care for maps inside the books you read?
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