If money were no object, which literary location would you recreate?
With the news this week that JK Rowling is building a structure in the grounds of her house that looks remarkably like Hagrid’s Hut from the Harry Potter movies, this got me thinking: if money were no object, what literary location would I like to replicate?
First of all, a confession: I’ve already tried this and failed. As a massive Sherlock Holmes fan when I was younger, I wanted to re-create 221b Baker Street for myself. I dreamt of being the Great Detective and having people visit me with problems to solve and then embarking on a adventure. I got as far as placing a comfy chair in our spare bedroom with a table beside it and donning a dressing gown and a pair of slippers. Pretty impressive to a ten year old, not so much now. Unsurprisingly, there were no visitors…
But if I had the time and the money, I’d love to recreate an accurate depiction of 221b. Admittedly the version I have in my head is probably a mismash of the literary, television and film versions of Baker Street but I’d give it a go. Wouldn’t that be spectacular to greet visitors in? I’d even wear the outfit and try to learn the violin (perhaps giving Holmes’ drug addiction a miss).
So here’s the question for you all: where would you recreate and why? Let us know in the comments below or send us your Tweets!