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Bonus Guide: About Larkin

About Larkin is a free bonus guide to the Collective Obsessions Saga by Deidre Dalton.

The guide offers insights to the backdrop in the Collective Obsessions Saga, such as particulars and images of Larkin City and the Larkin estate in Maine. Because the story spans more than 150 years, facts and entertaining personal trivia were compiled by the author during the writing process.

Written over a period of two decades, 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.

About 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 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 center 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, the Larkin Co-Op, 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 locals.

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 back . . .


"About Larkin" by Deidre Dalton is a bonus guide to the Collective Obsessions Saga.


About Larkin

For a limited time, About Larkin is freely available as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) download.


About Larkin

(PDF, 31 pages, 2.11 MB)


Please note that text content in About Larkin is copyrighted by Deidre Dalton. Images contained in About Larkin not created by the author or her representatives are fully credited.


The book cover was designed by Webs Divine, with image art obtained from Magickal Graphics.