Between Heather and Grass: #Poems and #Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran @WhippetHaiku

Author: Xenia Tran

Published: November 2019 by Holistic Linguistics

Category: Creative Non Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Verse, Book Review

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Welcome to Between Heather and Grass – Poems Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets, our beautiful, soulful sequel to Sharing Our Horizon and our second book for whippet lovers, dog lovers and lovers of nature. The book features poetry, breathtaking photographs of the Scottish Highlands, and our two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl. The majority of the poems are haiku, haibun and tanka, written in rhythm with the seasons. The poems and photographs illuminate each other and are both calming and inspiring, inviting you to dip into this collection many times over.

Between Heather and Grass is Xenia Tran’s second book of verse, complete with photographs of the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and not forgetting her two gorgeous rescue whippets. The complementary poetry and photos capture the majesty of the Highlands, showcasing the mountains, glens, lochs, forests and the beautiful beaches that Eivor and Pearl enjoy exploring. Visually satisfying and inspiring, with spiritual connotations, this is a book to pick up again and again.

If you’re a poetry, nature and/or animal lover this book is a must…one to appreciate by dipping into or enjoying in one sitting, with verses such as this…

‘the flow
of black rock and turquoise waves
ocean’s beauty
between us on the shore
the memories keep growing.’

And including the beautiful and moving dedication to Jamie, Message From The Stars.

As with the first book, a percentage will be shared with specific charities. Thirty per cent of net profits from the sale of this book will be shared with Children with Cancer UK ( who are investing heavily in research for better and kinder treatments for children), in memory of a young family member. Another thirty per cent of net profits will be shared with animal rehoming charities.

About the Author

Xenia Tran is an artist, linguist and poet who lives in the Scottish Highlands with her husband and two adopted whippets. Her poetry has appeared on television, in online journals, anthologies and magazines and features on her blogs ‘Whippet Wisdom – A Highland Journey’ and ‘Tranature – Quiet Moments in Nature’.
She publishes her collections in aid of good causes.
‘Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets’ is available from Amazon UK | Amazon US | Waterstones  

This book is especially created to help raise funds for Children with Cancer UK, in memory of her nephew Jamie Baker and in support of animal rehoming charities.

Xenia’s social media ~ WhippetWisdom | Tranature | Twitter

A Song for Bill Robinson by C.E. Atkins ~ #YoungAdult Fiction #BookReview @Chanatkins @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

Welcome to my stop on the 5 day mini blog blitz for A Song For Bill Robinson, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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The 2019 Christmas Charity Appeal – Help Me Raise £250 For Battersea Dogs & Cats Home By Leaving Me Links To Your Blogs and Books

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The Christmas tree is up, but something is missing. There are no gifts under it, and I need your help to put that right.

For this year’s Christmas charity appeal, I’m asking you to help me raise some money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Since 1860, Battersea has been there for every dog and cat that finds themselves homeless. From the moment they welcomed their first stray dog, they have been placing animals at the centre of everything they do.

More than three million animals later, they’re still working hard to achieve the vision that every dog and cat should live in a home where they are treated with love, care and respect.

They believe that every dog and cat deserves the best. That’s why Battersea Dogs and Cats home have always helped every dog and cat in need.

Clickhereto visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats…

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#BlogBlitz ~ #Spotlight + #Giveaway ~ Eve’s Christmas by Julie Butterfield @juliebeewriter @rararesources

Welcome to the one day blog blitz for Eve’s Christmas, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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#Spotlight + #Giveaway ~ Eve’s Christmas by Julie Butterfield @juliebeewriter @rararesources

Welcome to the one day blog blitz for Eve’s Christmas, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources

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#GuestPost from Jim Alexander #Author of the Light ~ Where Does Time Go? @JimPlanetjimbot #Books #ScienceFiction

I’m delighted to welcome Jim Alexander with a guest post to celebrate the recent release of his second novel ‘the Light’. Jim’s debut novel ‘GoodCopBadCop’ is garnering four and five star reviews on Goodreads.

Just before I hand you over to Jim, here’s the description for ‘the Light’

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#Spotlight + #Giveaway ~ Christmas at the Chateau by Lorraine Wilson #BlogBlitz @Romanceminx @rararesources

Welcome to the blog blitz for Christmas at the Chateau, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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Fire in The Thatch: A Devon Mystery by E.C.R. Lorac ~ British Library #CrimeClassics #PoliceProcedural #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: E.C.R. Lorac

Published: February 2018 by The British Library Publishing Division

Category: Classic Crime, Police Procedural, Historical, Book Review

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The Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Vaughan sets to work farming the land, rearing geese and renovating the cottage. Hard work and rural peace seem to make this a happy bachelor life. 

The first few chapters build characterisations, mostly through dialogue, giving a good indication of people’s personalities and viewpoints. This approach means the main point of the story is reached with fairly well fleshed out characters, which worked well.

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