Cover Reveal: Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire, due out from Amberley on 15 April 2022

Today I’m delighted to be able to share with you the Cover Reveal for my new non-fiction book, which will be published on 15 April 2022 by Amberley Publishing.

Full cover of Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire by SC Skillman, pub 15 April 2022 by Amberley Publishing

On the front cover, from top left, you will see a statue of Warwick’s hero Guy of Warwick; the Bear and Ragged Staff insignia, whose origins go back to the Norman earls of Warwick; and a view of the courtyard at Warwick Castle, taken from the top of Guy’s Tower. On the bottom row, from left, you will see the Percival Guildhouse in Rugby, the former home of Matthew Bloxam who rediscovered a Roman town on Watling Street, over a thousand years after it had disappeared from history; a picture of Plum Jerkum, Warwick’s own Border Morris side who tour Warwickshire villages to celebrate the Wassail and numerous other traditional ceremonies; and a view of the Judges House and Old Shire Hall, Warwick, very close to the site of the former town gallows and gaolhouse, formerly the scene of many macabre and curious ancient customs.

On the back cover you will see a photo of the gothic tower of St Mary’s Church, Warwick, a church rich in history, founded nearly 900 years ago. This photo was also taken from the top of Guy’s Tower at Warwick Castle.

In Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire I share many quirky and intriguing tales from around Shakespeare’s county.

The book is on pre-order so why not head over and register your interest right now!

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