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Walters Ash grandad releases first book
A GRANDAD from Walters Ash has released his first book which he said, above all, gives hope for the future and even includes the editor of the BFP.
Roger Beavil, 65, said he never planned to write a novel but he kept getting recurring day dreams, which led to him putting pen to paper.
He has now self published the book called Uniquely Red, Secretly Blue.
He said: "I had recurring day dreams over a period of years. "They collected in the end to some of the themes I have incorporated.
"It is a mixture of tragedy, drama but above all hope for the future. It is sort of faith based- not religion but faith in hope for the future."
The story follows Rupert Browne, an ordinary man who one day discovers he can see people's sickness in shades of red and he can help heal them with the power of God. Roger, who is married to Kath and has two daughters and four grandsons, said there are similarities between the main character and himself- they both go to church (Roger goes to St Teresa's in Princes Risborough), they both play badminton and they both live in Bucks, although Rupert lives in Lacey Green. He said he has incorporated local information.
But added: "I have incorporated some of that but it is not straight forward. I have really tried to make use of circumstances but not to directly relate to the particular characters.
"Even the editor of the BFP is in there but not with the same name."
His career was more technically minded with computer training and education. He said the first attempt was just a few pages which he showed to family and friends. In his retirement the book has kept his mind active.
He said: "What I wrote applies to Christians, Jews, Muslims and all faiths because it is a belief in the power that set the Big Bang in motion more than 14 billion years ago.
"That is Almighty God- whatever anyone calls it. Lots of groups of people who believe in that but don't necessarily affiliate it to a particular church or religion."
Roger, who is also a Hughenden Parish Councillor, is now working on the sequel. He added: "How on earth would you feel if you suddenly discovered you could see sickness and had a way of allowing Almighty God to heal that sickness?"
It is available to buy on Amazon, both as a paperback and in Kindle format. To find out more go to www.a-healing-hand.com