I was excited to see that The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier was the best-selling book the year I was born. Growing up, I read all her books, loved them all, and fell in love with Cornwall.

I got to travel there about 15 years ago with three of my oldest friends and found it to be a truly magical place.

The cemetery at Tywardreath, where The House on the Strand is set.

The road to Godolphin House (Lord Godolphin is a character in Frenchman’s Creek). This is a two-way road if you can imagine. Luckily, we didn’t meet up with any cars.

What real-life place would you like to visit after reading about it in a book?