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July 3, 2018

‘Why drew you to write about the moors?’ an interviewer asked me recently. We were discussing my latest book, The Coffin Path, a 17th century ghost story set in West Yorkshire, and conversation had turned, inevitably, to that great mother ship of Yorkshire landscape no...

May 1, 2018

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

After The Night Watch, which was impressive but left me a little cold, I welcomed Sarah Waters’ return to the gothic with The Little Stranger. There is no one better at bringing a fresh approach to a traditional genre and this is Wate...

April 1, 2018

This is the plaque that greets you when you reach Top Withens, the ruined farmhouse on the Yorkshire moors that was supposedly the model for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Thousands of tourists make the steep climb from Haworth to this remote place of pilgrimage. I...

March 1, 2018

In writing The Coffin Path, a ghost story set on the Yorkshire Moors sometime after the English Civil War, I read accounts of as many 17th century hauntings as I could find.

The most striking thing I noticed is how the elements of a good ghost story have remained relati...

February 2, 2018

The Yorkshire Moors can be a dangerous place. On a summer’s day, tourist-friendly areas such as Brontë Country or the North Yorkshire National Park might seem like tamed landscapes, but the weather can change in an instant, bright sun replaced by driving rain, hail or...

February 1, 2018

‘It’s grander than he’d supposed, with the high chimneys and crenellated gables of an older age, mullioned windows and two jutting wings on either side of a central hall, clearly designed with more than practicality in mind – a statement of wealth and power, one man’s...

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