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Early 17th Century England

Early 17th Century England

The Bishop and The Witch and Shudder are very different stories, but this film by Pudding Lane Productions  illustrates both very well. Early 17th Century England was a fantastical place. I had similar images in my mind when writing both books. Although this film, created by six

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Bobby Chariot

Bobby Chariot

When Rob was a baby, I started calling him Bobby Chariot. I have no idea why. He has taken it in good part as an accepted form of address from his silly old Aunt. Now that I have given  a character in `Shudder’ the same name, I

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Promotional Video

Promotional Video

 

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Bramley Town Street

Bramley Town Street

Because our family left Bramley in the late 60’s and returned only rarely afterwards, Old Bramley is the one which remains in my mind . It is easy to follow the old streets, and stone cottages and ginnels which we as children scampered around. There was so much greenery and

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Mill Town

Mill Town

I have already said that Mill Town was based on Old Bramley, a place I am experientially familiar with and also through passed down tales. I played as a young girl in the field in front of the mill with my siblings and friends, when the horses

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Lawnswood Cemetery

Lawnswood Cemetery

The cemetery and grounds of Lawnswood Cemetery feature in ‘Shudder’ as the church and the graveyard.  I have moved it to the edge of the woods near Finders Hospital  where it is also the scene of the dramatic finale to the story. For the sake of the story, it is not the exact likeness of Lawnswood,

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Bramley near Leeds

Bramley near Leeds

I debated for a little while as to whether I should write about the town on which I based Mill Town. I decided that I should and can officially announce that I have mapped the town based on  an area of Bramley near Leeds in Yorkshire. Bramley has altered hugely in the past 50

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The Library

The Library

Quite a lot happens in the library in Mill Town  and here is one library I visited with friends which was an inspiration for it. I love libraries and books. I have hundreds of them, many first editions and lots are  leather bound.  The oldest book I have was published in

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Finders Hospital

Finders Hospital

I have already said that I have been researching my ancestry pretty well all my life. Its taken me to many places, one of which was Flete House in Devon, where I was given a tour around the old house. The land and old buildings were once in Prideaux

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Seaside

Seaside

This is Seaside. I love Seaside. It’s a pity that we couldn’t stay too long there in SHUDDER. I suppose I didn’t want to taint the memory of the place. I want to live near there soon. I have said before that I remembered SHUDDER in a

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Seaside Cottage

Seaside Cottage

A tiny little cottage by a harbour in Cornwall was the inspiration for Lydia’s cottage at Seaside. I have travelled a lot around our country and been abroad once. I don’t like abroad. I like flying but I can’t relate to other countries. I am told that

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