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Castell Coch Inspires Local Author

Castell Coch

Castell Coch inspired local author Gabriella Lepore when she was writing her recent teen fiction novel “Evanescent”.

The story of Bronwen Snow, who is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night and finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside, has been a big hit for the Cardiff author.

Gabriella told me she loves Castell Coch and the surrounding area and spent a lot of time there when writing the book.

The castle and woods, although fictionalised, are a key location in the book and the home of the mysterious boys that Bronwen encounters.

She recently returned to Castell Coch to take a picture of her book outside the castle.

The book is available to buy on Amazon. Gabriella’s new book, “The Witches of the Glass Castle: Uprising” is released tomorrow.

You can follow Gabriella on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



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