John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: February 27

Ten fictional places in the United Kingdom:

  1. Walmington-On-Sea (Dad's Army)
  2. Llareggub (Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas)
  3. Totleigh-in-the-Wold (Wooster and Jeeves series by P. G. Wodehouse)
  4. Little Hodcombe (Doctor Who - "The Awakening")
  5. Starbridge (Starbridge series by Susan Howatch)
  6. Auchenshoogle (Oor Wullie and The Broons)
  7. Raveloe (Silas Marner by George Eliot)
  8. Little Whinging (Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)
  9. Egdon Heath (The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy)
  10. Ffynnon Garw (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain)

I'm currently listening to an audiobook of The Return of the Native, and it's very strange. I downloaded it from LibraVox.org, which is a project dedicated to creating a library of audiobooks, read by volunteers, of works in the public domain. The price can't be beat, but you kind of get what you pay for. The recording quality sometimes leaves something to be desired, and some of the readers aren't particularly good -- the woman who read the first two chapters was bad enough that I probably would have stopped listening if she'd been the reader for the third chapter.

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