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Author launches latest children's book

A Shropshire author is set to launch his latest children's book at a special event in Much Wenlock on Saturday (March 9).

Roy Bradshaw, from Madeley, is a former teacher in the secondary and primary sector, and his new book is the latest release in the Barley's Biscuit book series.

He will be launching 'Ghostly Whispers on Wenlock Edge' at the Corn Exchange in Much Wenlock starting with a  meet and greet at 11am, and Roy will read the story to guests from 12pm, as well as signing books from 12.30pm to 1pm.

It's his  fourth book in this series, and is set among the views offered by Wenlock Edge and the town of Much Wenlock, with the story reflecting on a very old and dark myth associated with the area.

Roy was initially inspired by the old tale of a robber called Ippikin, who would hide his ill-gotten gains in and around Wenlock Edge. 

“I like old Shropshire myths and legends and shortly after I’d read about Ippikin, I heard a story on the local news about sightings of Red Kites over Wenlock Edge. A plot morphed in my mind combining the two stories within which I could incorporate a modern day twist.” said Roy.

Barley’s Biscuit: Ghostly Whispers on Wenlock Edge has been illustrated by Lisa Williams, published through Media & You, and is intended to appeal to young readers aged between five and eight.

Roy is available for workshops, including 2D and 3D model making utilising any of his books, and would be delighted to hear from schools, libraries or others interested.. He is also available for events interested in book signings or meet the author events, or local arts and craft fairs.

Barley’s Biscuit: Ghostly Whispers on Wenlock Edge can be ordered by visiting Roy’s website https://www.roybradshaw.co.uk