|Beautiful patterns in the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay|
"Moon in Leo takes place on the Furness peninsula in south Cumbria, England, a remote land of sparkling estuaries, rocky woodlands, and wide skies that glow pink and lavender in the setting sun. The novel is saturated with atmosphere to the extent that the setting becomes almost a character in itself.
|Birkrigg Stone Circle, with Chapel Island just visible in the distance beyond the church steeple|
In this beautiful yet perilous place, wayfarers who manage to pull themselves free of Morecambe Bay’s treacherous sands can find sanctuary on Chapel Island – the spot where Moon in Leo begins and ends."
This is the opening paragraph of a new review of Moon in Leo by Sarah Johnson, on her excellent blog Reading the Past
I thought readers, especially those in North America, might enjoy seeing some pictures of the setting of the book- "almost a character in itself"
|The Lake District fells from the Furness Peninsula|
|The estuary of the River Leven, Morecambe Bay, "pink and lavender under the setting sun" |
|Chapel Island. The tide is just starting to go out, but the Leven still flows either side of the island- it isn't safe to cross yet|