Hi Bookish Folk!!!
I’m excited to be on tour an exciting new book called Conversations at the Pond by Henry Slator!! A massive thank you to Eleanor and the team at Literally PR for inviting me to take part in the tour and for sending out a physical copy!!!
Before jumping into details about the book lets take a minute to take in this cute front cover!!
Genre: Fiction, Health, Illustrated Fiction
Publisher: Cherish Editions
Illustrator: Cheyenne Hardwick
Publication date: 23rd September 2021
About the Book
Laughter truly is the best medicine…
While undergoing chemotherapy after his colon cancer operation in early 2020, Henry Slator knew he was missing his usual light hearted outlook on life. But what to do if you’re missing a little bit of humour? He found it by imagining conversations with creatures in and around his large garden pond and adding buckets of fun. He created the entertaining Conversations at the Pond with its mass of colourful illustrations. By taking you along his journey and through these enjoyable stories he hopes to inspire delight and cheer you up too. The book is perfect for anyone who might need a little laugh to get through tough times or simply to boost their spirit and take a different, more humorous approach to life.
Who would have thought of discovering solace and laughter at a pond?
– Wonderful characters and intriguing goings on at the pond. 80+ illustrations & 20 short stories make the book a treat. This is a brilliant book children can buy for their grandparents and parents!
– Conversations at the Pond offers uplifting entertainment and surprises, which will help to revive your inner child. It will work wonders for your wellbeing… and you definitely won’t look at a pond the same way again.
“I haven’t a clue where Henry gets his extraordinary ideas from, but they are a joy to illustrate.” – Cheyenne Hardwick, Illustrator of Conversations at the Pond
I have to admit I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this book when I first read that it was based on Henry’s cancer story, but I absolutely loved it. It’s really quick and easy to read. Although it covers tough topics it’s light hearted and funny. It’s also very educational which I honestly wasn’t expecting. I learnt some interesting things about pond life as well as interesting facts about what Henry went through after being diagnosed of having colon cancer.
Conversations at the pond is a brilliantly written and entertaining read and one I absolutely adored. This is definitely a book that should be read by everyone who enjoys a heart-warming read!!
Also, I can’t go without mentioning the wonderful illustrations by Cheyenne Hardwick. They were perfect in bringing this story to life!!
Now go and read this one for yourself!!!
About the Author:
Henry Slator lives in north Cornwall with his wife of 40+ years Margaret. A part-time writer for 35+ years and more recently finding himself enjoying life as a pensioner, Henry is fascinated by nature and can be regularly found out and about with his most treasured possession – his binoculars. Getting lost in his imagination and looking for the bright side in life are hugely important to Henry, particularly since 2020 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer and had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy. Prior to that, Henry was fit and healthy. At that time, Henry had no idea that his garden pond would take centre stage in his story until walking the 130 paces to the bench on its island became a major part of his coping-with-chemo fight. Three months after his final chemo, the first draft of Conversations at the Pond was complete. The chemo nurses of The Royal Cornwall Hospital will be given copies from the first print run. As Henry writes, ‘I would not have written this story, and felt mentally better because of it, if it hadn’t been for their encouragement.’