Heathers at Arne, Dorset, RSPB reserve. Some of 'The Splintered Circle' is set in beautiful rural Dorset. One of the characters, the elderly Max Landgraf, lives near Arne in a property which has seen better times.
Condor Ferries - popular way of travel between the UK South Coast and the Channel Islands. In 'The Splintered Circle', Fleur catches this from Weymouth to Guernsey to attend her aunt's funeral. Afterwards, while clearing her aunt's cottage, she finds something strange - the mystery begins.