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Deirdre Huston is an author and photographer whose work is inspired by a love of history and the outdoors. Born in Crawley, she now lives beside the South Downs in Sussex with her husband and grown-up children. She is the walks writer for Sussex Life magazine and Assistant Editor of Hassocks Life magazine. In partnership with National Trust South Downs, she has made films to explore local history at ancient Saddlescombe Farm, Devil's Dyke and Cissbury Ring. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also writes fiction. She co-authored Cycling in Sussex, her first guidebook for Vertebrate Publishing, back in 2008. Her other guidebooks include Sussex Walks, Day Walks on the High Weald and Cycling Days Out - South East England.
I confess, I’m a fan of circular routes. I enjoy walking but a finish that involves public transport or a conveniently parked second car is not for me. I also like great views, the UK countryside and a decent pub to rest, recuperate and meet both locals and fellow explorers. Add to that mix, an opportunity to visit civil-war battle fields, pick a route to suit available time and to enjoy great maps, detailed descriptions, good photos and variety that includes the Downs and lowland countryside, and you have Deirdre Sutton’s excellent little book. And I don’t describe 'Day Walks' as a ‘little book’ by accident. It is a perfect size to slip in your pocket or rucksack. Easy to carry, easy to refer to, easy to use. A great read. Time to reach for your walking boots and give it a try.
This is an exciting Read 'n Seek story for 5 - 10 year olds about Jake, Zee-Bee and the Crystal Quest. The story has an interactive element: readers must help Jake and Zee-Bee by spotting British wildlife and crystals as they explore stunning nature reserves. The text is illustrated with inspirational and fun photography. The story is written by an author and qualified teacher who has road-tested it with students at her Young Writers' Workshops and local schools. Children of all abilities will enjoy the story, photography and treasure hunt element. The lay-out is reader-friendly with bite-size chunks of text, coloured backgrounds for speech bubbles and centre-justified text. The friendship between the characters of Jake and Zee-Bee develops with the story as they learn about co-operation and independence. Is it ever right to refuse to help a friend?