My recent change of setting has made me think about books with settings that appealed to me. I've always been drawn to Miss Marple's little town, St. Mary Mead, and other wonderful coastal towns mentioned in Agatha Christie's fiction--Torquay, Dartmouth.
Christie wrote in her autobiography that places were very important to her: " . . . places remain very firmly in my mind. Often, returning somewhere after five or six years, I remember quite well the road to take, even if I have only been there once before."
Another setting that always influenced me greatly was Rosamund Pilcher's Cornwall, where one seems never to be far from a sandy beach or a rocky cave, and life slows down for the celebration of holidays and healthy walks and church jumble sales.
Books with evocative settings have a lasting effect.
What's your favorite place from fiction?