During a recent ramble across the North Yorkshire Moors we rounded a corner to be greeted by a copper river with an old wooden raft! My husband and I stared at it for a long moment before he said, ‘Well, would you believe that?’
In my book To the Left of Your North Star Edward and Burn travel on a copper river aboard a homemade raft that Burn calls The Copper Queen. She has an unfortunate ending and the few logs adrift near the rocks reminded me of that.
The book is due to be published in November by Manifold Press and around the same time as finding out that delightful news we came across the river.