World Tree - Places
Our story occurs around Ware in Hertfordshire. It includes local folklore, ghosts and the mysterious Royston Cave with its medieval carvings. Some of the places and objects to feature in the novel are shown below.
This is rear of the cottage.
It doesn’t look especially old, but the main part of the house was built over 200 years ago.
To think that Lucy Ebbs stayed here!
This is an image from Royston Cave, Hertfordshire.
When we visited Malachi had to wait outside again.
It’s an amazing place, though unlike Charles we didn’t see any spinning vortex!
This is where Ben saw the ghost of Fanny Ebbs and the manic horseman.
Take a look at the shadow on the path – could this be Fanny Ebbs?
This is the church where Lady Plumer married Captain Lewin.
According to Charles, Richard was later buried in the churches graveyard.
Ben heard the bells of the church toll on the Autumn Equinox just before he saw Fanny’s ghost and the mysterious rampaging horseman.
Look to the left of the log and you can just make out the remains of a clinging wooden figure.
We think this is where it happened – Lucy certainly cast her protective spell here! We’re running out of time as the figure is breaking up!
World Tree - Things
This is the view of the Goblin Tree from the window of Keeper’s Cottage.
Its mouth is open and there are two horns on top of its head!
In the background is the field where the Haystacks normally are.
This is the post put up to show the place where Walter Clibborn – the Murderous Pie Man of Ware - was said to be buried after he was executed.
How does that explain the Deadman’s Finger’s?
Why was Charles so obsessed with this card?
What’s with the Thank You Ben – What did I ever do?
We don’t like the hand-writing either – it’s too spooky.
Based on what Charles says in his Journal about the statue that stood in the wilderness gardens of Blakesware – we think it may have looked like this.
Charles had to cut the foliage away from the statue to reach the words – Time Is, Time Was, Time’s Passed etched into the base.
There was also the latin, “verbatim ac litteratim” which means word for word, letter for letter.
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