If you’ve been reading THE VISITORS and would like to know more about the research behind the story and its characters, have a read of these articles.
Firstly, I discuss the deaf-blind aspect of the novel here:
If you never knew how fascinated you were with hop farming, check out this article on a visit to a working hop farm:
and lastly, here is the historical fact behind the situation regarding Caleb’s letters from the Boer War:
Hopefully, this background information will help to enrich your reading of the book, or at least, be of some small interest!
Thanks for reading xx