Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson

If, no, when you visit Snowdonia, you have to pay a visit to Portmeiron as it’s a very unique location for a wander and a novel!

In the novel, the writer, Josephine Tey, joins her friends in the holiday village of Portmeirion to celebrate her fortieth birthday. Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are there to sign a deal to film Josephine’s novel.However, tragedy strikes and a mystery ensues…

There’s some strong literary heritage here too – Portmeirion is a tourist village designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. Apparently inspired by Portofino on the Italian Riviera. The village now is owned by a charitable trust.


In the 1860s the race to control a route to the Welsh coast began. This saw the English Great Western Railway build a line through Wales as far as Dolgellau, the walk’s start point …

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