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Isle of Wight 'is an incredibly magical place'

Mon 19 Jul 2010

Isle of Wight 'is an incredibly magical place'

Tourists who book Isle of Wight holidays for later this year can look forward to "an incredibly magical place"

Author Melanie Welsh told how she set her debut book Mistress of the Storm on the Isle of Wight because the island is a great place to write about.

Speaking to the Isle of Wight County Press, she said: "Ventnor is a fascinating, mysterious, picturesque place and I love the undercliff and the fact it has its own microclimate."

The writer added that she likes that Ventnor is a small community, as this lends itself to bringing different characters to the children's novel.

Lucie Whitehouse also set her latest book - The Bed I Made - on the Isle of Wight, because of its atmosphere.

She said the island was a rich source of inspiration, adding that she stayed in a cottage on the Isle of Wight while writing the novel.

The Bed I Made has drawn praise from various publications, such as the Independent, which said it plays the reader "like a trout on a line".

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