Rotten row between neighbours: Writer Angela Hargreaves causes outrage after locals say she based saucy novel on them

The saucy book that's caused a rotten row between neighbours: Writer causes outrage after locals say she based erotic novel on them Angela Hargreaves' novel Rotten Row is described as a tale of 'sexual encounters' and the 'complexity of living in close proximity to some neighbours'The writer's own neighbours in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, are now refusing to speak to her after accusing her of basing the story on their lives Hargreaves insists the book is fictional | UPDATED: 12:52 GMT, 10 December 2012 Authors often base their novels on their own experiences, over-heard conversations or eccentric characters they may have met throughout their lives. But one writer has caused offense by keeping her characters too close to home – as she's been accused of basing them on her own neighbours. Friends of novelist Angela Hargreaves, who lives in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, are now refusing to speak to her after private conversations they've had with her and secrets they've confided have allegedly ended up in her book.