a new book review


twillflag02I BOUGHT this book for a friend after reading extracts and hearing some of the spoken word. It certainly evokes feelings of a Middle Ages alternate reality where characters seem to appear with hidden messages with a feeling that there is more to be foretold. I like the way the author actually seems to be telling the story as if relating from the time and place itself. An unusual and interesting book especially with the addition of maps etc to help the reader visualise the setting to the fullest. I look forward to the future additions in this series.

~ Blendershender

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new audio files added


BOOK READINGS – extracts from the first book


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Recorded live on SoundArt Radio, 26th June 2016

• Extract 1 (from the chapter At the Cornflower Farm)

• Extract 2 (from the chapter The Proposed Invasion of the Kalikads)

(visit the Books page for a glossary of words used in these readings)


another book review


michaelhuntI AM a born and bred Devonshire boy. As I listened to the chapter ‘Of the Tales Told by the Fireside in the Pipers’ I was taken to that place – and it was wonderful! I was in that book, and such were the descriptions that I could hear the creaking door hinges and I could smell the fire.

I love the moors and creaky doors and olde worlde stuff; and I love this book. With its picturesque details and authentic Devonian characters and dialogues it took me right there – to an old pub somewhere on the edge of the moor.

Charming and atmospheric, but realistic and well researched: The author has certainly done the home-work on our folklore.

It is a wonderful book. Fantastic, amazing and wonderful!

~Michael Lewis Hunt

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first book review


twillflag02THE FOLK OF THE TWILL

There is nothing more magical and alluring than this Land of Twill, with its most extraordinary inhabitants. Written in a crystal bright language, you become absorbed into this sparkling world of its wonderful people and events. It’s a land we image, dwelling somewhere end of the rainbow that we’ve always, especially as children, wanted to visit, or even live. I myself have a passion to live there.

The author imagines it for us, the story beginning with Lord Oaken and his emergency meeting in the handsome council chamber hall of Hollyberry Hall with its walls ‘ornamented with bas-relief figures of animals and birds and flowers painted with vibrant colours.’ At this meeting sit, as well as keep entering, a fabulous array of characters, from elves to folk of all descriptions. The Vale of Twill, with it accompanying maps, holds many surprises, for there is a new world here to be discovered…

Mike Penney (published poet, author, singer / songwriter &photographer)

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completion of a project for a flat


JULY 2016 – completion of a project for a flat


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Testimonial from my client:

“I’m very glad that someone has introduced me to Amrita; and I asked her to do some pictures on the walls for me, ’cause she’d showed me the work she had done in the past. I’m very happy with what she had done with my flat – the rooms are now comfy; I feel more relaxed and my insomnia is gone. Before I had trouble sleeping – now I look at the moon and fall asleep quickly.”

John Alger (pictured above), Paignton


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• see also previous post for more photographs from this project