Rose Blakeley

A COLLECTION OF TALES TOLD IN RHYME...

FROM THIS LAND AND BEYOND.

Book. Published soon.

Written and illustrated

by Rose Blakeley.

Echoes of England:

an anthology of all my writing. Old and new.

Includes lyrics from The Ceremony of May and The Wheel of the Year.

Also illustrations.

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Echoes of England

March 2017

I’m working on it whenever I can and have even got a couple of ideas for the cover design.

Lots to do though still, so I’ll keep you posted. x

1. Leaves - Edited from Herne (reversed) 1. Leaves - Edited from Herne

February 2018

I’m almost on completion, with only one more to write, then I’ll have my hundredth!

Back to the beginning after that for a final going through, editing and proofing. Illustrations will follow.

Hoping to publish in 2019. Till next time. x

1b. BLUE BUTTERFLY Harvest Moon 1a. BLUE BUTTERFLY

May 2018

It’s official: my book is written!

I’ve now gone right back to the beginning and am in the process of reading them through to check and

edit them all, before proofing. It’s a time consuming business and tricky to fit in around a very demanding

garden, but I’ll get there. Cheerio for now. x

1d. BLUE BUTTERFLY

February 2019

I thought I’d bring you up to date on the progress of my book.

I reunited with it in the New Year after a short break during the Yule season, and I’m now back

on track. I'm still working my way through the edits and am putting a lot more time in to it this year:

prioritising it to speed things up, though it’s often hard to do around daily life etc, especially when

spring arrives and my garden starts needing attention! I’m aiming to get to the proofing stage by summer, so

fingers crossed! I’m really enjoying working on it, and I really can’t wait to get it published so

I can share it with everyone. There’s alot more to do still, so I’ll be in touch

before I get to the end.  Bye for now. x

A. COLOURED LEAVES & FLOWERS 4. colour edit A. COLOURED LEAVES & FLOWERS 4. (INVERTED) colour

January 2020.

Happy New Year! A quick update.  It's all going well. I’ve actually been rewriting

many of the earlier poems as I edit them and writing more completely new ones too, so it’s been much more time

consuming than expected: hence the proofing stage is still a little way off yet. Having said that, I’m working

on it every opportunity I get and it will be worth it in the end.

Onwards and upwards! All the very best. x

May 2020

Hello everyone out there. I hope this update finds you safe and well.

Due to the terrible recent events and its resulting lockdown, I have at least been able to spend a

lot more time doing rewrites/editing Echoes of England, in-between drawing/writing about a certain cheeky

Jack in the Green, who wouldn’t take no for an answer lol, and the usual gardening of course, that’s a must! I’m actually

very pleased, because Jack’s poem, Till I Return, absolutely beckoned to be in the book, and I managed to find a space

for it: very at home it is there too! Well, today I completed no 70! Yeah! Only 30 to go! I really feel I’m making

progress now and am starting to think about the next stage, which under the present circumstances

with social distancing, will be the artwork for the cover. Exciting! I’ll say ‘cheerio’ for now.

Just think, the next time I post, I’ll be at the end of this stage, at last!

Take care all of you. With love from Rosey. X