How Shaftesbury Inspired Top Horror Writer FG Cottam

Award-winning horror and paranormal fiction writer FG Cottam has fond memories of his time in Shaftesbury.

In 2011 he lived in a rented cottage in Bell Street for a year. And he wrote one of his most popular books, ‘The Colony’, whilst living in our town.

Francis also featured Shaftesbury in his novel ‘Dark Resurrection’. The author tells Alfred how Shaftesbury’s hilltop location and sense of history encouraged his creativity.