The Unicorn Pub, Great Malvern. Leaving the pub one night with J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis was inspired by a gas lamp glowing in the snow to write the chronicles of Narnia.

The Unicorn Pub, Great Malvern. Leaving the pub one night with J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis was inspired by a gas lamp glowing in the snow to write the chronicles of Narnia.

Tolkien's home in North Oxford. Photo by Melanie Jeschke

Tolkien's home in North Oxford. Photo by Melanie Jeschke

Great Malvern. This is a bit of it, I have some friends there who I have just visited and really love the place. Very hilly (!) very arty, good shops, beautiful views and lovely cafes.

Great Malvern. This is a bit of it, I have some friends there who I have just visited and really love the place. Very hilly (!) very arty, good shops, beautiful views and lovely cafes.

Royal Crescent - Bath, England. You really feel like you're walking through a Jane Austen novel.

Royal Crescent - Bath, England. You really feel like you're walking through a Jane Austen novel.

The Eagle and the Child, otherwise known as The Bird and the Baby - famous meeting place of The Inklings

The Eagle and the Child, otherwise known as The Bird and the Baby - famous meeting place of The Inklings

Oxford, England... This is the pub where JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and the rest of their group known as the Inklings, would meet to go over each other's newest literary masterpieces.  Want to go so badly.

Oxford, England... This is the pub where JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and the rest of their group known as the Inklings, would meet to go over each other's newest literary masterpieces. Want to go so badly.

Exeter College, Tolkien's undergraduate college in Oxford. Photo by Scott Jeschke

Exeter College, Tolkien's undergraduate college in Oxford. Photo by Scott Jeschke

Great Malvern by street light. Visit Malvern, where my mom was born.

Great Malvern by street light. Visit Malvern, where my mom was born.

beautifuloxford:Magdalen College, Oxford (by Danni Schnapp on Flickr)  enchantedengland: I would like to spend at least a week at Oxford University, (Oxford, England) prancing dreamily about from one College to the next, gaping and gasping over the wondrous, ancient magic of it all.

beautifuloxford:Magdalen College, Oxford (by Danni Schnapp on Flickr) enchantedengland: I would like to spend at least a week at Oxford University, (Oxford, England) prancing dreamily about from one College to the next, gaping and gasping over the wondrous, ancient magic of it all.

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