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Avoiding Amazon, I published and sell with the British Arts Council - Feedareads (tap to connect).                     UK bookshop orders - ordered from me. Post & packaging could be less.                 

A warm crowd filled the bookshop where I gave a talk, everyone bought books, many bought all of them!


London Hospitals 

To give staff a boost, extracts from my books, colourfully illustrated with my artwork, are posted in 60 hospital staff-rooms

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Process and theory similar to work already endorsed by MIND.



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Transmute an ordinary walk into something special. Simple techniques based on proven research foster an appreciation of your wondrous body-brain; gentle, inspiring, they vitalise your walks. This process helps you enhance your life on many levels. The light text is enlivened by drawings from the author’s treks world-wide. 

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'Tracing the Flow'

Mindful Doodling to Unwind.

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Find contentment whilst having fun as you unwind, doodling with this cheerfully illustrated book. Master calming exercises which athletes and emergency workers turn to in times of stress. The informative text, based on scientific research into how the mind works, presents an array of impressive facts which inspire you to gain life skills such as mindfulness. Doodling itself has surprising benefits and could develop into an engaging lifetime activity.


The wellbeing charity MIND suggested this book is linked to them.


The book contains a sketch of Notre Dame before the fire.    

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       Camino Voices

Over 200 walkers from around the world speak about the remarkable Camino traversing northern Spain. Some quotes are humorous, others insightful, many are soul-searching and they are accompanied by the author’s brief commentary and over 100 of his drawings. Physically unable to accompany his wife on her 600-mile journey, Iain Dryden followed her in a beat-up van, sketching and  thoughts of the walkers. They increasingly asked him to publish his annotated sketchbooks; reluctantly, he did.  

This book was used as a focal point during the London International Inter-Faith Pilgrimage Conference.

It has been the focus of academic studies. 

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Also available at Bo Camino shop,

Santiago, Galicia, Nth Spain.

For fun, I asked what Chatbot thought about Camino Voices, here's the response -


If you're interested in travel writing, spirituality, or personal growth, it may be worth checking out "Camino Voices”. The book chronicles walking across northern Spain using pilgrim walker’s insightful sound-bites alongside the author’s evocative line drawings. Readers praise Dryden's ability to capture the unique experiences and perspectives of those he meets, as well as his reflections on his own journey. Many note that this is an engaging travelogue with a thoughtful exploration of spirituality, personal growth, and the human experience.



an accidental, adventurous quest.


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Ewan, a restrained and sceptical Englishman with a talent for drawing flees to India after an accidental crime. Surviving unexpected adventures filled with dangers and surprising challenges, Ewan faces unpalatable truths about himself, his parents and his family's colonial past. Continually teased by the hope of love, he reluctantly enters a quest for meaning, he emerges comprehending the value of relationships, and, understanding empathy, is transformed.

A reader review.

"Satya! Your most wonderful and vivid descriptions took me back to India. I knew exactly what the character is experiencing and feeling. I started daydreaming whilst reading. Love it!" V.K.

                       THERE'S MORE.... (to come this year)

a book on France.

Jan '23 - I'm done and my editor's work is underway. (sorry, poor health got in the way)


"The book feels alive, it leads you close to the country and its people."  SK


"Wow, a unique view of a country I thought I knew," said CM, who six months ago read the initial draft.

A string of real incidents and tales which lead you in to the culture I have loved for yonks. You will laugh, you may cry, you will probably discover things you had no idea about as you join me on a journey of love and frustration through La Belle France!


on The Maldives 

This month I will start on turning our notes, diaries and my sketchbooks in to a book which shows life on the remotest islands. We were the first Europeans to work amongst them, adults ran from us crying, some tried to kill us because they assumed we'd change their world views forever. It is also a story of romance, for this is where Camilla and I met and we are still together and in love these 33 years later. 

'BUSH BOY' (done & awaiting my editor)

Chuckle and sweat as you share an often embarrassingly candid voyage which begins in Kenya, my homeland, embraces Afghan bandits, rockstars in London, the corrupt, the genuine and a crowd of remarkable characters as I traipse the world. It is lucky I'm still alive, so crazy have my unintended adventures been and so many dangers have I survived. Did I learn anything along the way? Well, perhaps; a decade ago several respected writers suggested I write this autobiography and with as much self-honesty and self-amusement as possible, I begin with the noble warrior tribe who formed my character when I was a boy in the savanna. 

There are so many bizarre 'incidents' I've been told are worth keeping that I've split it in two, ending the first volume at age 27 (yes, it's been a full, weird life!). This awaits my editor's vcc and has been delayed due to my being too ill.


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