'RECOLLECTIONS'... takes readers on a pilgrimage through England and Wales in search of ancient landscapes, churches, abbeys, hill forts and castle. Martin Williamson's vivid, colourful, energetic paintings are accompanied by Giles Watson's thoughtful, closely-observed poems, which evoke memories of two decades spent exploring these treasured, sacred places. Texts and images alike will appeal to anyone who is fascinated by the landscape, history and traditions of the British Isles. 

72 pages
30 original pieces of prose 
38 colour artwork reproductions

Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The Friends of Friendless Churches.

"...A splendid book. The ‘Penllech’ poetry is indeed profound – “the flinty chitters of swallows” is positively Laurie Lee. And I continue to admire the vividness of Martin Williamson’s paintings – I really can see early John Piper in ‘Kilpeck’…" Matthew Saunders, Director, Friends of Friendless Churches

"...Just wanted to say how much I love your book..." 

"...Added to my treasured books, I can see it will be one of those I dip in and out of for years to come..." 

"...I'd buy it for the cover alone..."

"...This is probably the best book I have bought in a long while..."

Below you will find just a taster of the poetry and the artwork to be found in 'Recollections' - Giles Watson narrates his own poetry on these short video clips. Enjoy!