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Sunday, April 3, 2011
Best Reference Book EVER!
Okay, possibly I exaggerate a touch. But really, what would you call The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi? It lists everything from Erebor, the Lonely Mountain where Bilbo met Smaug, to Zanthodon, a prehistoric world miles beneath the earth. Entries go all the way back medieval sources - the oldest reference I've seen so far is from Geoffrey of Monmouth.