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The search for Blandings
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
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  • Authors:
    Lloyd DA, Greatbatch ID
  • Pagination:
    126, 133
  • Journal:
    Journal of Maps
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  • Keywords:
    spatial analysis, literature
PG Wodehouse is widely considered to be one of the best known and best loved English comedic authors and one of his most loved creations was that of Blandings Castle. In recent years researchers within the English Literature discipline have tried to pinpoint the location of Blandings, using the author's memoirs and interviews, along with architectural research and site visits. A split site location has been the result of this earlier work, covering Sudeley Castle, Weston Park, Shifnal and Buildwas. In this research we use a multi-criteria evaluation method through GIS and spatial analysis to create a surface of suitability for Blandings using clues from the Wodehouse novels. The final result of this is that Apley Park in Shropshire best fulfils the geographic criteria extracted from Wodehouse's novels.
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