Friday Five: inspiration for Greystones

There's no such place as Greystones Hall, of course. The house, a rambling and terrifically haunted manor which features in my latest book Got Ghosts?, is a product of my own fevered imagination. The library, the chapel, the minstrels' gallery, the attics, even the cellar, are purely fictional. And yet... are they? Mostly the answer [...]

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Castles and ghosts, oh my

I see from the Westmorland Gazette that Appleby Castle has just re-opened to the public after a ten-year break.  The castle, which dates back to the 12th century and has been lived in continuously ever since, still retains a Norman keep, as well as a medieval manor house, walls, and what look like some very [...]