Caernarfon and Caernarfon Castle are important sites in the story of The Charming Predator. Kenner was raised here. He participated in the Investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales in Caernarfon Castle. This North Wales town is where I came to stay with Kenner and his mother.
Llandudno is a lovely seaside town on the coast of North Wales. It’s where I first met Kenner. You can see my painting of that moment on my art website Monkey Tree Studio. Llandudno is also near Conwy, the first castle I ever saw, also mentioned in The Charming Predator.
When I lived there with Kenner, the postal address was “Winchmore Hill-near-Amersham, Buckinghamshire.” There is another Winchmore Hill, in London so the extended name in the address helps eliminate confusion. Winchmore Hill-near-Amersham is a tiny, quiet hamlet with a small central “green”, a post office, store, and pubs called The Plough and The Potters Arms. We lived on Fagnall Lane in a house called “Willow End.”
When Kenner proposed to me, formally, it was in the scenic, historic town of Walton-on-Thames where he was living with two elderly spinsters. A truly lovely place.
HM Prison Ashwell was a Category C men’s prison located in the county of Rutland, England. Kenner was an inmate at Ashwell and wrote his first letter to me from here. He asked if I would write to help relieve the boredom of time behind bars. Ashwell Prison closed in 2011.