AN author has used the moors above Haworth as a setting for her latest novel.

The moorland which famously inspired the Brontes also provided inspiration for Diane Allen as she penned The Girl from the Tanner’s Yard.

The story follows the fortunes of Lucy Bancroft, who lives in humble surroundings with her parents – in a street backing onto a tannery.

Her life changes when she goes to work as a maid for Adam Brooksbank at Black Moss Farm above Haworth.

He has just returned from the horrors of the Crimean War and, filled with regret over the path his life has taken, decides to start afresh and rebuild the family farm. Lucy falls in love with the place and her relationship with Adam develops, but rumours in the village ignite jealousies and unearth secrets.

Diane’s previous books include The Miner’s Wife, Daughter of the Dales and The Windfell Family Secrets.

The Girl from the Tanner’s Yard – published by Pan Macmillan – is available in paperback from bookshops, priced £7.99.