Whilst there, one of the pupils asked me if I’d ever feature their area of Lancashire.
I was only too happy to oblige and ‘Babylon Lane‘, right next to the school is where the spook’s fictional brother has his locksmith’s shop.
Morecambe Bay features as well as Cartmel and the southern area of the Lake District.
As I understand it Coniston was once part of Lancashire.
As it’s a mythical Lancashire I do modify locations if that best serves the interests of the narrative.
Book Four, ‘The Spook’s Battle’ is set within the Pendle District.
In the dream he'd be sitting on a carpet in the front room whilst his mother was knitting.
Then, everything would become cold and a shadow-thing would come up from the coal cellar, pick him up and carry him back towards the dark.Book Two, ‘The Spook’s Curse’ is set in ‘Priestown’.This is in fact Preston, the town where I was born, attended school and worked for a while.In truth, that County is Lancashire but the stories are not located within a specific historical context.This is a mythical Lancashire but one that should certainly be recognizable to natives of our region.The third book, ‘The Spook’s Secret’ is set up on Anglezarke Moor where the Spook has his ‘winter house’.