The county of Berkshire lies west of London and it's full title is The Royal County of Berkshire and Windsor Castle, one of the royal homes, is situated within its bounds.

The River Thames runs through the most scenic areas of the country, providing opportunities for both outstanding views and leisurely recreation.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Richard Adams (Watership Down)

Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Goal) 

Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows)

Michael Bond (Paddington Bear)

John Betjeman

Felix Francis

Jane Robins

Edward Marston

Nicola May

David M. Barnett

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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