"Before leaving for the South of France I had written several chapters of a new book. I had heard about a school in Devonshire which was co-educational and run on ultra-modern lines. The pupils were allowed complete licence to attend classes or not as they liked, lie in bed all day if they wished and even abuse teachers that they disliked. It was rumoured that the pupils were encouraged to attend Satanic gatherings in a ruined church nearby. Sir Pellinore should send Gregory Sallust to the neighbourhood to carry out an investigation. This book was never completed. But I used the idea many years later in 'The Haunting of Toby Jugg'."
'The Time Has Come – Drink and Ink' 1979