Verse/Fantasy

978-0-9572371-0-0 Wicked Wood Nielson‘The Wicked Wood: Part One of The Journey’ 
by Hilary Jane Jones and Tracey Swain, £9.99 

“I set out at the break of day
My destination, far away,
Beside the path an old man stood,
“Beware” he warned, “the wicked wood”.

 

Enter the inner depths of The Wicked Wood, where dread and fear fill each footstep. Meet the mysterious ‘old man’ who leads the narrator along the wood’s twisted, tortuous tracks, where trees extend claw-like branches, past dens where snakes and spirits hide, through sunshine, snow and rain …

‘The Wicked Wood’ is the first book of a three-part fantasy tale in verse, told by an enigmatic narrator and inspired by real landscapes and fertile imaginations. Words and images come together to weave a mysterious and intriguing story that will draw you into a hidden world and make you wonder where The Journey is leading. The books were originally intended for adult readers, but we’ve had so many comments from children and teenagers who have loved what they’ve seen that we’re happy to say they can be enjoyed by ALL AGES.

You can purchase the book from Briar Ridge Books or you can order it from most bookshops. Many of our lovely Shropshire bookshops, especially Burway Books in Church Stretton, keep it in stock.

See the story here, brilliantly narrated and set to music …… it’s magical (but make sure you buy a copy of the book too for the best experience).

 

 

Faerie Glen 978-0-9572371-2-4 Nielson

‘The Faerie Glen: Part Two of The Journey’
by Hilary Jane Jones and Tracey Swain, £9.99

“The wicked wood at last was gone,
Through dew-kissed flowers I journeyed on.
I’m sure I heard the old man say
Fae-folk now will guide your way”.

Join the narrator on the next stage of The Journey, through the mystical, magical Faerie Glen… where all is not as peaceful and beautiful as it first appears…

The Faerie Glen is Part Two of a fantasy tale in verse, told by an enigmatic narrator and inspired by real landscapes and fertile imaginations. Words and images come together to weave a mysterious and intriguing story that will draw you into a hidden world and make you wonder where The Journey is leading.

The books were originally intended for adult  readers, but we’ve had so many comments from children and teenagers who have loved what they’ve seen that we’re happy to say they can be enjoyed by ALL AGES. The narrator of The Journey remains an enigma from beginning to end.

You can purchase the book from Briar Ridge Books or you can order it from most bookshops. Many of our lovely Shropshire bookshops, especially Burway Books in Church Stretton, keep it in stock.

 

 

The Crystal Lake 978-0-9572371-3-1 Nielson‘The Crystal Lake: Part Three of The Journey’
by Hilary Jane Jones and Tracey Swain, £12.99

“The faerie glen lay far away,
Day turned to night and night to day:
Gliding down we watched day break,
Paint gold dust on a crystal lake.”

The Crystal Lake is the third and final part of an imaginary journey through real landscapes with hidden secrets. Take the reality of a beautiful, mystical landscape, weave in words that tease and tantalise the mind: the result can be magical. Imagination has no boundaries as you will soon discover when you follow the mysterious narrator across the deceptively beautiful waters of the crystal lake, through the dark and dangerous haunted vale, towards the elusive Mountains of Eternity that wait at the journey’s end … if indeed the journey ever ends! Words and images come together to bring to a conclusion the fantastical journey that started far away in The Wicked Wood.

You can purchase the book from Briar Ridge Books or you can order it from most bookshops. Many of our lovely Shropshire bookshops, especially Burway Books in Church Stretton, keep it in stock.

 

 

Shirelands 9780957237117 Nielsons

‘Shirelands’
by Tracey Swain and Hilary Jane Jones, £14.99

‘Shirelands’ brings together the photography of Tracey Swain and the verse of Hilary Jane Jones to celebrate the beauty of nature in visual verse. It is inspired by some of the loveliest scenery in the world, set in Shropshire and along the Welsh Borders. Each photograph was especially chosen to celebrate the enduring beauty of this area, whilst each poem brings out the emotions that the individual photograph inspires. Sunrises, sunsets, nature’s seasons, love, loss, hope, fantasy and the joys of childhood …. all are celebrated in this beautiful, collectable book.

‘Shirelands’ features page after page of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes each coupled with correspondingly imaginative poetry which brings the light of our natural world to life. Hilary’s verse and Tracey’s photographs have been described as “a fusion of artistic brilliance”: they work side by side in perfect harmony to produce books that will live in your memory long after you have turned the final page.

Here are a few short extracts of poetry from the book – see http://www.briarridgebooks.co.uk/books-toplevel/product/2-shirelands.html:  for a peek at a few of the photographs and poems side by side:

‘Light of Love’
“How shall I describe it, this love that fills my heart?,
A warmth that colours life itself when we are worlds apart,
Timeless, vibrant, glowing, immortal and sublime,
Sunshine on an autumn morn, above the mists of time”

‘Enchanted Gateway’
“Hiding in the avenue, they wait to take my hand,
To lead me through the gateway to a magical new land,
We’ll tread the path together as I knew we always would,
Each wish will last forever, each promise made for good.”

You can purchase the book from Briar Ridge Books or you can order it from most bookshops. Many of our lovely Shropshire bookshops, especially Burway Books in Church Stretton, keep it in stock.

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