Louise Davidson

Louise Davidson’s debut novel The Fortunes of Olivia Richmond was published on 26 October, just in time for Halloween. It is available at Waterstones and all good bookshops.

Britain’s most haunted country houses

For centuries, the English country house has provided the setting for some of the most terrifying fiction in our history. These isolated buildings, with their many empty corridors, secret backstairs, shut-up attic rooms and dark corners, their inherent eeriness has made them iconic settings for chilling encounters. But which real country houses inspired their fictional