Last year, when I attended my first North Eastern Writer's Conference (aka Camp NECON), James A. Moore, Dan Foley, and I made an impromptu trip into Providence Rhode Island, the birthplace and home for most of his life, of H.P. Lovecraft. Going on memory, we were able to visit a few of the places where Lovecraft lived and to see a few of the locations from his stories. However, I wished then that I had come better prepared.
This year, if time allows, and I make it back to Providence, I will be prepared with Henry L.P. Beckwith Jr's nifty guide to the city, LOVECRAFT'S PROVIDENCE. This book has maps, photographs, and even walking tours that will allow the traveler to visit all the happening Lovecraftian locations. The Shunned House? In there. The Charles Dexter Ward House? Covered. Lovecraft's favorite view of the city? It's there.
This is a cool book, published by Donald M. Grant in 1979, and I've been looking for a good copy for a while. It arrived last night.