Avoiding Amazon, I published and sell with the British Arts Council. 

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For UK bookshop orders, these books can be ordered from me. 

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

Process and theory similar to work already endorsed by MIND.
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JOYFUL WALKING

 

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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.

 

SATYA's TRUTHS

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)

France.

My editor's ideas of a reordering the book are underway - I'm 50 pages in to this redo, which simply means cutting and pasting anecdotes to suit a new logic and adjusting them to suit. The book suddenly feels more alive, it leads you closer in to the country and its people.  

 

"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!

 

Three other books are on the way - the autobiography below, as well as a novel set in France.

Hmm.

A summary of 'BUSH BOY'

After years of gentle pressure from other writers, I've done the 'memoir' and I'm now editing it. There are so many bizarre 'incidents' I've been told are worth recording 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 view - and has been delayed due to my being too ill.

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.