All my novels are set in Cornwall. I don't live there, but I'm drawn by the ancient stories of myths and legends, one of which includes Tintagel Castle, named as the home of King Arthur. My Moonstone series tell of a woman living in our times who wears an ancient ring. In the futuristic Higher Ground series, the characters traverse dense forests which have taken over the land in a quest to find the ring.
The entire Devonshire seaside village along with the beaches are to go on the market this weekend.
Residents in Bantham, near Kingsbridge, were told last November by the Evans Estate owner that land and buildings in the village would be sold. The privately-run estate, owned by the same family for several generations, is expected to reach an asking price of £11.5m. Interest has been shown from around the world.
Local people have raised concerns about its future, hoping the National Trust will step in and buy the estate.
Here's another case of ownership being passed on to descendants. How can a person own a beach? Doesn't seem right. Next, we'll hear about ownership of the sea—or the moon. First come, first take, first keep.