Gunby Hall is immortalised in Dickinson novel

Gunby Hall.
Gunby Hall.

Gunby Hall has been immortalised in popular Lincolnshire author Margaret Dickinson’s brand new novel.

Margaret, who hails from Skegness, is using Gunby Hall as the inspiration for the fictional Fairfield Hall in her new book of the same name.

And the National Trust property’s staff and volunteers are thrilled that their beloved Gunby Hall is set to fire the imaginations of readers the world over.

“We were so excited when Margaret approached us about writing the book,” said the House Manager, Astrid Gatenby.

“Margaret visited us many times to research the house and its layout.

“It is lovely to see our photo on the front cover and to get a mention in the acknowledgements.

“The story of Fairfield Hall is fictional, but it is great to recognise Gunby Hall as the setting when the rooms are described in the book,” she added.

What’s more, fans of Dickinson’s work will be able to buy signed copies of the new novel at the hall itself when she visits there later this month.

Margaret will be in the hall’s Dining Room on Sunday, February 16 from 11am to 4pm to sign copies of her brand new book.

‘Fairfield Hall’ will also be for sale at a reduced rate in the Gunby tea-room on the same day.

There will be special offers for admission combined with a book - £9 for paperback and admission and £17 for a hardback and admission.

Admission is free for National Trust members.

Paperbacks only will cost £5 (RRP £6.99) and hardbacks will be available at £13 (RRP £20).

The book will be for sale nationally from February 13