The first chapter is thought to have been set in the graveyard of St James' church, Cooling.
This, rather sad, set of graves is thought to have inspired the description of Pip's family graves.
The area around the church was flat although not quite as marshy as I anticipated.
Further on, we found some really marshy land. It is easy to imagine the escaped convicts on a December day.
Of course, the pylons, fences and litter are new although I think it just adds to the desolation of the area.
Do you like to see the settings of books?