BLACK HOUSE FARM, BEVERLEY, YORKSHIRE
The house where Braddon wrote Three Times Dead (The Trail of the Serpent)
Photographs by Michael Flowers © 2001

Braddon went to live in Beverley for six months in 1860 to write an already started locally published and set penny dreadful style serial, Three Times Dead (later adapted as the novel The Trail of the Serpent.

Three Times Dead was issued in penny parts by the printer and bookseller Charles Empson of Toll Gavel.

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Black House Farm.

A view of Black House Farm from a distance, with Beverley Minster in the background.

Braddon Grove.

Many thanks to Michael Flowers for taking the photographs. Michael is the owner of the Mrs. Henry Wood website, a link to which can be found on the recommended links page.

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