Blue Remembered Hills
Release Date: 1 october 2019
A memoir of childhood on the welsh borders.
Eleanor Watkins reopens the past and examines what she finds there; memories from long ago that impact how she lives today. She plays with the joys of memory, whilst also acknowledging its limitations, to capture the wonder of being young.
Journey into the past with Eleanor as she carefully reflects on her family and faith, whilst also providing a broader glance at rural life in mid-20th century Wales.
Blue Remembered Hills is a biographical exploration of personal stories and revelations, as well as the more universal joys and challenges that make up the experience of childhood. here.
It is a book that not only informs and entertains, but one that warms the soul.
About the Author
Eleanor Watkins was born on a remote hill farm and has lived in a rural community all her life. As soon as she could read, she knew she wanted to write stories too. Her first paid piece of writing was at the age of twenty-one, her first book ten years later. Over the years, forty-four books have followed, most of them fiction for children and YA, plus numerous short stories and articles. The most recent are the Beech Bank Girls series with Dernier Publishing and The Village series with Books to Treasure, with more in the pipeline. Eleanor loves the countryside, gardening, travel, reading. She lives with her husband in an old farmhouse overlooking the beautiful Wye Valley near the book town of Hay-on-Wye, and they have four adult children and five grandchildren.