My column ‘Tales from a Stone Cottage’ has been appearing in the Country Living magazine since September 2007, with spot-on illustrations by Celia Witchard. As the by-line says: “Aly Wilks has lived in her Wiltshire village for eight years and enjoys chronicling rural life. Luckily, most of the neighbours still talk to her …” To see why it sometimes takes a couple of rounds in the local pub to keep to this happy state of affairs, you might like to glance at the following selection of articles from the past three years:
You may also enjoy some short interviews given by some of the ‘Tales from a Stone Cottage’ villagers, some of whom (after a period of tense negotiation) are also prepared to appear as occasional guest bloggers on my blog page.
Most of my ‘Tales from a Stone Cottage’ articles now appear in the book of the same name, published by Quiller Publishing. If you’ve read the articles and enjoyed them, and perhaps have a couple of torn-out ones knocking about somewhere, this book is for you! As well as the articles, there are extra funny bits at the end of each chapter and Celia Witchard has added some more of her brilliant illustrations to the ones that have already been published to accompany the column.