Whether you’re on holiday or just sitting in the garden, here’s some great reads from local authors to enjoy over the summer
Ends of the Earth
By Ian P Buckingham
Published by: Green Cat Books
Out this summer
The second book in Ian’s trilogy has a rather timely subject. Following on the story of a fictional enchanted family’s battle with dark magic, they encounter another challenge in the form of a growing pandemic! The family come from Berkhamsted, and the book begins after the battle of Berkhamsted Castle in Ashridge Forest. This time, the action takes them to Namibia and Cornwall, so it would make a fabulous holiday read. Ends of the Earth is aimed at readers aged seven-plus but is designed for the whole family to enjoy. Full of magic, mystery and suspense!
Ian is based in Berkhamsted. The first book in his The Changeling Saga Trilogy is entitled Legend of the Lost.
Steaming Through The Chilterns and Thereabouts
Compiled by Robert Freeman and Mary Casserley, with photos by H C Casserley
Published by: Goose Books
Out now and stocked in The Way Inn, Fancy That and Waterstones
Mary Casserley is a great friend of Tring and Berkhamsted Living, helping us with our local history articles – and of course we love her local designs! Mary has teamed up with local rail enthusiast Rob Freeman as they present a selection of photos from the collection of her late father and grandfather covering Berkhamsted, Rickmansworth, Princes Risborough, Chesham and St Albans, among others.
As well as the obvious appeal of the trains, there’s some lovely personal tales, including the time her grandfather spent two days out in the snow by the Northchurch tunnel in a bid to get photos – all while he was in the midst of a serious bout of bronchitis! A fabulous gift for any local rail enthusiast.
Mary Casserly grew up in Berkhamsted and now lives in Tring. She is well known for her paintings of Berkhamsted and the Chilterns and has written three other local history books.
Welcome Home: How stuff makes or breaks your relationship
By Suzanne Roynon
Published by: Panoma Press
In this book, interiors therapist and stress coach Suzanne helps to explain how ‘stuff’ can block you from having a successful relationship. She also explains which possessions can have an impact on your love life and how bringing about change can have positive impacts on many areas of your life.
Described as a real-life Mary Poppins, Berkhamsted-based Suzanne helps to transform the homes of clients in a bid to help them succeed in life, love, relationships or their career.
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