OUT NOW: The Natural Beauty of Dorset by Colin and Susy Varndell

The Natural Beauty of Dorset by Colin and Susy VarndellColin and Susy Varndell have lived in Netherbury for over a quarter of a century, and in Dorset for most of their lives. They run a natural history photography business and manage their own picture library as well as looking after their nature reserve and garden, which has been developed specifically for local wildlife.

Colin’s photographs have been used in many books, magazines, natural history journals, newspapers and advertisements. He has also written and illustrated two books about the West Country and regularly writes features on natural history and wildlife for both regional and national magazines.

Susy joined Colin in the business after a teaching career spanning twenty-five years. She manages the administration of the business as well as writing articles on a wider range of subjects for national magazines.

The Natural Beauty of Dorset by Colin and Susy Varndell

The Natural Beauty of Dorset is an eclectic mix of everything Dorset, based around the county’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is packed with information about this stunning county: its geology, its natural history, its heritage and its lures for residents and visitors alike.

Through a diverse mixture of subjects you can explore one of Dorset’s greatest charms: its variety. Its coast can be both cosy and treacherous; its countryside is gentle and rugged in equal measure. It has more footpaths and bridleways than tarmac roads and it has the oldest letterbox in use in England to this day.

It is a county that will enthrall the inquisitive and the adventurous, whether you seek unspoilt beauty or quirky charm within one of the most beguiling Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain.

The Natural Beauty of Dorset by Colin and Susy Varndell is available to buy now

The Natural Beauty of Dorset by Colin and Susy Varndell

Pamela Fudge Turns Back Time as she Launches Her New Book at Waterstones, Poole

Turn Back Time by Pamela FudgeOn 29 June, Pamela Fudge launched her new book Turn Back Time with a signing at Waterstones in Poole, Dorset. Here’s what Pamela had to say about the day:

Set in Faulklands Square, just outside of the bustling Poole Dolphin Centre, Waterstones is not unlike the Tardis from Dr Who, being deceptively roomy inside, covering two floors.

Dee Steed from Waterstones in Poole, Dorset has been a huge support to me since 2006 when she offered me my first book signing in the then Ottakers book store. The following year, when I returned with news of another publication, she invited me to throw a launch party there and it has become a yearly event. This year the launch was for Turn Back Time, my ninth novel.

Pam Fudge launches Turn Back Time

I was warmly welcomed by Dee and Glen and together we set up a table for the books, another for nibbles and drinks and, finally, a table for me to sign my books. As ever, I was quite nervous, but on the dot of 4.30 people began to arrive. Anyone who knows me tends to arrive early because they know that rather than make a speech I will read a poem especially written for the occasion – they are usually on the humorous side and this year was no exception.

Pam Fudge launches Turn Back Time2The support locally is phenomenal and I always try to personalise a short message in each book I sign if I know the person. They tell me how much they look forward to reading each one and are generous with their comments when they have.

When I returned to Waterstones the following week I was thrilled to see that Turn Back Time was at the top of their chart for hardback book sales for that week.

Pamela Fudge

Turn Back Time by Pamela Fudge is available to buy now with a limited time only discount of 30%.