I remember hearing this guy interviewed on Front Row...just looked this up, I thought it was a couple of months ago, but apparently it was September: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014fkx1
I seem to remember them asking about the number of stories that are set in the fens (as if it was particularly high, although I can't think of any other examples)... I *think* he said something about the space being something that could be filled with the imagination.
Anything set in Lincolnshire makes me think of home (though more North Lincolnshire, which isn't particularly fen-like), though I haven't lived there in such a long time. I tried to listen, but clearly wasn't absorbing information that day. The book looks interesting....though I'm not sure I want to feel sad and miss places right now!
Read that "Lincoln riots" thread. Somebody has used it as an excuse to blame "immigrants" (there's a pic of her, keep an eye out...). Seems a particularly fatuous argument when you live in Lincolnshire.