On 18 February, I’ll be talking about my latest novel, Shadows of the Lost Child, at Acomb Library, York (UK). As you’ll know, if you’ve visited this blog before today, the novel is set in a fictional city, Curdizan, which was inspired by historic York.
At Acomb Library on 18th, apart from reading from the novel, I’ll be talking about York’s part in the story, including the legends and history of York, particularly focusing on Bedern and Hungate.
If you’re in the area and want to attend, contact Acomb Library on 01904 552651, email firstname.lastname@example.org The event is on from 7-8 pm.
See you there!
‘No, Mr Jones, they weren’t tourists, or even the kids who live around here. The children you heard were the School Lane ghosts.’
Aleph Jones is one of the main characters in the novel. When writing about his (haunted?) home, I based it on this very real house in the picture below.
Sadly, this house is no longer there, but was once in Bedern, through the arch and not very far from Goodramgate.
Note that there is no suggestion that the original house was haunted!
Image courtesy of YAYAS (Evelyn Collection)
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