Eleanor Piper grew up in the West Country and spent her time on the moors or walking around the coastal paths of Devon. She has always enjoyed the ancient history and mythology of the county she grew up in.
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Eleanor started writing fantasy stories at an early age. Her first story was 'Fred The Fox and the Eight Ghosts' which she wrote, aged four, after witnessing a fox run across their top field and vanish through the hedge.
The pursuing hunt had to stop at the top gate, which had been wired shut to prevent her families pregnant cow from being terrified into having a miscarriage - as had happened the previous year. Her mother stormed up there and stopped the hunters, who were in the process of trying to unwire the gate, and gave them a piece of her mind. She had already banned them, how dare they come back! It was a memorable scene: dogs, horses and people milling about - think Thelwell and you're part way there.
As for the story; Eleanor couldn't spell eight, so they became two ghosts.
She couldn't spell ghosts either, but they were important to the plot.