Whom would you like to meet? Your true love? Your nemesis? A ghost from the past? An interstellar traveller? The Devil at a crossroads? Encounter all these and more in this new collection of work by 15 members of Hertford Writers’ Circle. Let Encounters… take you to places familiar – much-loved landmarks in and around Hertford – and unfamiliar: to the moon with Apollo 11, in a bomb shelter during the Blitz, to medieval France, Renaissance Italy and the plains of Patagonia.
Authors:Bryan Andrews; Lynette Bishop; Ken Boyter; John Connor; Stuart Handysides; Janet Hindley; Desmond Kelly; Kate Miller; Nicky Phillips; Christina Raven; Derek Rogers; Karen Skinner; Lawrence Stribling; Julie Tese; Rik Wilkinson.
Looking back on a life, reaching out for the future, seeking the spirit of a place – these are some of the reflective themes explored in this collection. The 15 writers present a wide range of fresh and entertaining pieces: love stories, murder mysteries, comedy sketches, lyrical poetry and tales with a wicked twist. They will take the reader from the jungles of India to outrageous post-war Paris, and introduce a gallery of characters, from runaway teenagers to an indomitable Hertfordshire lady of the manor.
Authors:Bryan Andrews; Elizabeth Barber; Ken Boyter; Edward Brooks; Katharine Elliott; Becky Frith; David Gregg; Stuart Handysides; Will Handysides; Desmond Kelly; Kate Miller; Carole Nichols-Cunningham; Matt Pullen; Karen Skinner; Rik Wilkinson.
This collection brings together a wide variety of original pieces, all marking moments of change – in individual lives, in the world around us or the times we live in. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, from South Wales to Venezuela, from the memories of a young child to events that shaped the 20th century, the 13 writers present a collection that will appeal to readers of all ages and interests.
Compiled by Hertford Writers’ Circle, the collection includes the four winning entries in the 2003 East Herts writing competition, judged by bestselling author Frederick Forsyth.
Authors:Bryan Andrews; Ken Boyter; Edward Brooks; Becky Frith; David Gregg; Anne How; Bernice Jones; Luke Kimpton; Kate Miller; Lynne Mills; Carole Nichols-Cunningham; Rik Wilkinson; Sarah Withers.
Why did five young men move from London to Galloway in 1973 with little more than a van, some tools and some polyurethane sheets for shelter, intent on restoring Castle Stewart, a roofless and ruinous fortified tower?
Rik Wilkinson tells this fascinating, often hilarious but true story, in images, prose - and some fine poetry.
The Legend of Blackmore's Treasure is part of the history of Prospect Farm. Tobias Allinson acquired the farm in 1645 and each generation since then has attempted to find the fabled treasure. None have succeeded...