Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction places are, in many ways, as important as the people we meet within them. If you want to know more about the places integral to the books, read on.

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Gidleigh Park
Is a peaceful quintessential country house nestled in a wooded valley within the natural beauty of Dartmoor, Devon. It’s a wonderful place to relax and be pampered. The website is: 

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
This beautiful hotel is both typically English and magnificently French in its appeal. It’s Raymond Blanc’s vision brought to life. The website is:  http://www.belmond.com/le-manoir-aux-quat-saisons-oxfordshire/

The Waterside Inn
In the book I described The Waterside Inn as ‘the world at the end of the road’. It’s a world made up of simple white buildings, a river, and excellence. The website is: https://www.waterside-inn.co.uk/


The Diego Masciaga Way
Diego is at the heart of ‘the world at the end of the road’. This book is all about his work in that world. The link above takes you there.


This novel, along with the rest of the Marcus Kline trilogy, is based in my hometown of Nottingham. As an introduction to the city and the county go to: http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/

In the novel Nottingham is described as a ‘city built on caves’. To find out more about the caves beneath the city go to: http://www.cityofcaves.com/

Marcus and Anne-Marie’s home is the Park, a private residential housing estate to the west of the city centre. Here’s an insight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Park_Estate

Marcus’ offices are based in the Lace Market area. You can find out more about the area here:

Two hotels and one pub are mentioned in the book. Their websites are below. The pub was also the venue of the book launch for Influence. (Click here if you want to see the film.)

The City Fox and others in our community
As the city fox frequented a petrol station on Mapperley Plains in Nottingham, it seemed obvious to me that the rest of the community lived close by. According to ancient records Mapperley was named after Thomas Mapurley, a significant landowner who lived during the reign of Richard the second (1377-99). Here’s a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapperley

Campaign It!
There are no places to share. This book teaches you how to campaign communications successfully no matter where you are.


The Brain Always Wins
The most important place referred to and explained throughout this book is as close to home as you can get. It’s right behind your eyes. Take a look: http://www.livescience.com/29365-human-brain.html


Chris Parker


Chris Parker