In this section we look at some of the books set in the beautiful British countryside, beginning with Ellis Peters' famous detective monk, Cadfael.

It was interesting to interview local poet Mandy Forshaw. Do you know any local authors who need a bit of publicity?

Finally, we have decided to include some complete books and we start with one by a man who was a very close friend of my family. He is now dead and his book is out of print, so I make no apologies for skirting the edges of copyright in making available to you a book that deserves to be read forever.