"About Larkin" Bonus Guide
Larkin is a bonus guide to the
Collective Obsessions Saga by Deidre Dalton (aka
The guide offers insights to the backdrop in the series, such as
anecdotes and images of Larkin City and the lavish family
estate. Because the story spans more than 140 years, facts
and entertaining personal trivia were compiled by the author during
the writing process.
Written over a period of two decades, the eight titles in the
Collective Obsessions Saga link
together the lives of two Irish families who somehow manage to
overcome unique adversities and tragedies to join as one.
Larkin contains details about Larkin City and its environs,
as well as little-known facts about the Larkin estate and the
family's imposing mansion overlooking the Banshee Point Lighthouse.
Learn how John Larkin settled in Maine, turning his
self-named village into one of the most popular destinations on the
Eastern seaboard. Discover how the harbor town went from an obscure
New England hamlet to a centre for education, commerce and leisure.
Visit the Banshee Point Winery to taste the exclusive Larkin Cognac, which comes in an elegant periwinkle bottle
containing the perfect flavor bouquet of nuts, fruits, spices and
flora. Make a reservation at the Silver Tassel Restaurant to indulge
in sumptuous fare, or try the Amber Whale Tavern overlooking the
harbor for fresh seafood. Bruno's Café offers homemade foodstuff,
with all the latest gossip served up by waitress Berty Soames. Take
a walk in Colleen Larkin Memorial Park, or visit the beautiful
student Quad at Larkin City University (LCU). The Larkin Harbor Tour Company will take you
for a sail on the Lady Banshee to see the sights and hear the
sounds. If water rides are not to your taste, try a day of shopping
at Azoulay Gems, Brickyard Square, Harbor Hill,
Nook & Cranny or the Wee Book Shop. Wind down with a drink or two at
the Coven Nightclub or Suds Pub, or enjoy a game of
snooker at Clyde's Billiard Hall. If you're in the mood for a good
scare, pay a visit to the Larkin City Cemetery for a chat with former
Befriend a member of the Larkin family and tour their
grand estate. The elaborate mansion attic holds years of secrets
that might curl your hair, or bypass the bitter memories to view
Larkin City from the breathtaking Widow's Walk. Stroll down to the
Banshee Point Lighthouse to take a long gander over the Atlantic
Ocean, or visit the keeper's cottage to relive the tragic romance of
Molly Larkin and Colm Sullivan. Head back to the mansion to take tea
with the family in their drawing room, or wait until dinnertime to
partake vittles in the imposing and opulent dining room.
After dinner, take a stroll in the eerie family
graveyard - but be warned: don't go alone or you might never come
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Please note that text in About Larkin is
copyrighted by Deidre Dalton. Images contained in About
Larkin not created by the author are fully credited.
book cover for About Larkin was designed by
Webs Divine, with
stunning image art from
Collective Obsessions Saga
Titles in the Collective Obsessions
The Twain Shall
About Deidre Dalton
Deborah O'Toole also writes using the pseudonyms
Deidre Dalton and
Read more about her work as Deidre Dalton >