Anglesey is a small island just off the north Wales coast. It’s been my home for over seven years. I love to read books based here and to walk in a character’s footsteps and see what they saw. To fully immerse yourself in a story like that gives you an all-round experience.

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Anglesey Books also gives you an insight into our small island and the exciting fiction based here.

What Happened to Rachel? by Conrad Jones is based around the village of Bodedern. This is an inland village with a church, a pub, a shop, and a mixture of old and new houses. The action takes place around woods and a lake, and Rachel goes to the local secondary school. Many of the locals refer to the village as Boded, and many tourists, including myself when I first moved here mispronounced the name as Boder – dern. The correct name is Bo-dead-den.

There is not a great deal for tourists in the village, but it does have the Presaeddfed Burial Chamber and St Edern’s Church.

Photos courtesy of Google Earth.

The school plays a central part in the story as this is where Rachel and the other children attend. The second picture shows the old and new properties on the main road through the village.

I read and really enjoyed this book. It’s part of a series, but they are all stand-alone. Read my review below.

My Review of What Happened to Rachel?

More Anglesey based books here.

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