My WW2 spy thriller Break in Communication is set around Porthcurno Telegraph Station. In the book the escape tunnel that the German commandoes tried to access really does exist and you can climb the steps to a lookout point with beautiful views of the Porthcurno valley. The lookout is where I imagined the sandbagged gun emplacement that was attacked at the start of the action.
If you're on holiday in West Cornwall this summer a trip to the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is a must. The kids will love it, and you can buy a copy of Break in Communication in the shop as well!
My first history book, Mud, Blood and Bayonet is due to be released on 1 Jan 2018. It is a history of the 6th Dorsetshire Regiment in 1918, day by day, for them the bloodiest year of the war.