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A Life in Poetry
Julian McMaster Harvey

Julian Harvey came to live permanently in Willersey in 1999 with her husband Anthony, when he retired after many years as Canon and Sub-Dean of Westminster Abbey. He has now edited and published a selection of nearly eighty of Julian's poems, written over a period of more than seventy years.

The book, beautifully printed and produced by The Vale Press in Willersey, also contains enlightening introductions to some of the poems by Anthony, and reproductions of several of Julian's watercolours and gouaches of flowers and plants: she was also a gifted painter. The poems touch on a variety of subjects: memories of friends and relations, reflections on the natural and spiritual worlds, and disarmingly frank thoughts on personal relationships and her own battles with depression and, in her final years, incipient dementia. Julian's use of metaphor and imagery can be startlingly original, and certain phrases and lines linger in the memory for their sheer beauty and inventiveness. Her insight into experiences and emotions is such that readers may well find they resonate with their own. Over the years one can accumulate, sometimes with embarrassment, ‘slim volumes’ of verse by friends who have felt the urge to venture into print; but to my mind Julian Harvey's poems are of an altogether higher order and accomplishment than most which have come my way.      J.N.B.

Copies of “A life in Poetry”, and of Anthony Harvey's autobiographical memoir “Drawn Three Ways” may be obtained from the author at Mendelssohn Cottage, Broadway Road, Willersey (01386 859260).

Memoir of a Ministry, A Profession, and a Marriage
A E Harvey

Foreword by Rowan Williams

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Description of Drawn Three Ways book by A E Harvey

A novel by Willersey novelist Robert MacNeil Wilson

A young manager and his pitmen fight to save their mine, their industry and, ultimately, their very way of life. Half a mile down, they face an impossible deadline and the underground hazards of fire, flood and roof collapse.
The Miners' Strike turns their pit village into a battlefield and casts them onto opposing sides of a conflict that severs the bonds of family, friendship and love. The women's stories are told, as the struggle causes them to see themselves in a new light.
Comradeship contrasts with infamy, cynical self-interest with duty as a heroic band of men come together to face a terrifying challenge, deep underground. As the story races to its cliff-hanging climax, only time and events will determine who of them and which of their relationships will survive…

As a pitman, himself, Willersey-man ROBERT MACNEIL WILSON has written of what he knows.
THE ENEMY WITHIN is a unique, riveting insight into the events of a tumultuous period that continues to fascinate.

You won't read it – you'll live it.

PUBLISHED by TROUBADOR on 28th October 2016

SPECIAL OFFERS: Order special discounted, signed copy for £6.00 by emailing rmw@unisonprojects.co.uk Or £6.99 from publisher with codeword GALA for special discount.
On sale at Blandford's Bookshop, Broadway.

St Peters Church, Drawing     St Nicholas Church, Drawing

Local Artist, Moira Huntly, Willersey

Helen Simpson Drawing     Helen Simpson Pastel

Two examples of artist Helen Simpson's work.

Portrait artist Simon Taylor.

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