Other Writing


Twenty Lime Trees and a Fence

Since 2014 Stephen has lived in the north Dorset village of Marnhull. In this new essay he celebrates in words and images the natural beauty of a familiar yet distinctive feature of Marnhull’s rural landscape. Ashley Farm Lane, distinguished by its lime tree avenue and traditional split chestnut fence, is well known to walkers and riders, and Stephen’s year round close observation of the lane, its changing shapes and colours, its flora and bird life, is a vivid reminder to value what is on our doorstep.


This 30page booklet is being sold in aid of Marnhull Hub, the village’s repair café and meeting space. The cost is £5.00 and all proceeds will go to the Hub.

Published: May 2020 by Marlott Press 

Pages: 30 Softback

Price: £5.00 inc postage

What a fantastically detailed and extremely well written insight into this wonderful lane. I'm already enjoying many more things when I walk along there now that I'd not noticed before. Dave Bruce

Your Wandering Tramp

From a collection of old family postcards saved by his mother, Stephen has pieced together the remarkable story of his great aunt Alice and her life as a governess during the years 1896-1914. From a small terrace house in Vauxhall to the palaces of Munich, Vienna, Budapest, the casinos of Monte Carlo and her beloved Tyrol Alice travelled the continent in the service of  several noble families of Europe.

Published: 2018 by Marlott Press

Pages: 56 Softback

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