“He would tell stories of his distant land in the north. Of cold, rocky lake shores. Of water clear as glass and teeming with sparkling fish. Of the fresh blue- green weed, which grew in springtime and tasted so good that it made his tongue curl just talking about it.”

‘The Winter Visitor’ is an exciting joint project: a children’s story, written and designed by Nick Andrew, which follows three swans and their winter’s journey along a chalk stream. Tanya Hinton has created the enchanting illustrations with unique paintings on reclaimed wood (view Tanya’s work here).

A proportion from the sale of each copy will be donated to the Wessex Rivers Trust.


‘The Winter Visitor’ book is soft cover, has 40 pages and measures 21 x 21cm. ISBN No: 978-1-5272-5627-9

It is available for £8.50 from:

  • Bull Mill Studio, Crockerton, Warminster. BA12 8AY (at our First Saturdays open studios or at other times by arrangement. Tel: 07730 400784)
  • Coates & Parker, 36 Market Pl, Warminster. BA12 9AN.
    Tel: 01985 212945
  • Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Bell Street, Shaftesbury. SP7 8AR during our ‘The Winter Visitor’ Exhibition 26 Feb – 10 March). See exhibition card here.
  • First View Gallery, Spread Eagle Courtyard, N T Stourhead, BA12 6QE

You can also purchase it here for £10.50 (including £2.00 UK postage + packing. Please contact me to enquire about postage overseas)

See a preview of the first 30 pages of ‘The Winter Visitor’ below: