A special, limited edition hardback print run of ‘A Song For Will’ – The Lost Gardeners of Heligan is published this month. Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey worked closely with The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall to produce a deeply moving, highly illustrated story for children and young adults. It tells of the gardeners and outdoor staff who enlisted after the outbreak of World War 1 and focuses on the military service of stone mason, Fred Paynter, and gardener, William Guy. Today the gardens at Heligan are a major tourist attraction and memorial to their staff that didn’t return in 1918 and ‘A Song For Will’ brings that bygone age alive again for readers of today.
‘A Song For Will’ – The Lost Gardeners of Heligan is published by Strauss House Productions (ISBN 978-0957124530)