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The following 80 pages are in this category, out of 80 total. Pala (The Island by Aldous Huxley) How to get there: Shipwreck, again.

Around are many islands, close to each other, On either side rocks, cliffs, treetops and a steep slope: forward there. However, as the book progresses, we realise that this nasty piece of land – so bleak that is not even an actual island, but a wasteland between motorways in London – is a better place to be than outside, in his real life, with all the worries and responsibilities that adulthood and consumerism bring along. Amenities: State of the art scientific facilities.

The first film adaptation, directed by Peter Brook in 1963, was shot entirely in Puerto Rico. Themyscira (Wonder Woman) How to get there: Travel to the Bermuda Triangle.

Amenities: Each visitor is provided with a survival pack including a map, compass, flashlight, food and water, and a random weapon. In Ballard’s 1974 novella things go the other way round. In the novel version Isla Nublar has the shape of a reversed teardrop.

Lincoln Island (The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne) How to get there: balloon Amenities: Helpful island caretaker will provide you with supplies, medicine, and fight off pirates for you. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Azkaban (Harry Potter) How to get there: Commit a horrible and magical crime. Travel Advisory: Pacifists targeted by neighboring countries. Amenities: Utopian society based on Bhuddist ideals. Robert Maitland, our man, is trapped in a no-man’s land and does everything possible to escape from it. 4.

Other real-life destination mentions occur throughout the book, notably when the beach group needs to head for supplies, and they visit Koh Phangan. And although Zacynthos does exist, the poem also mentions Same and Doulichion which are unaccounted for in current maps of Greece. These utopian – or often dystopian – fictional places usually resemble real, authentic islands and although they may be based on bleak and cold territories – take Shutter Island as an example – in literature they generally morph into a picture-perfect paradise vision of serene shores, sandy beaches and coconut trees. Not many people in their right frame of mind would want to share the experience of the brutalised kids in the influential novel, Lord of the Flies. This nation, the youngest in America, is another heavenly Caribbean holiday retreat, but it’s way too far south and east from the Bahamas to be similar to the Barclays. Modern-day Ithaki is mountainous rather than low-lying, it is neither the furthest out to sea nor does it face west. Or that Rand McNally Island I saw on the globe my parents gave me for my 10th Birthday? It is an interesting theory and excavations and geological studies are still in progress so the research could cement the proposal in years to come.