Bilbury Pie - £12.95 hardback
A delightful collection of short stories set in and around this fictional Exmoor village. Every community has its characters and Bilbury is no exception.
Thumper Robinson is the local "Jack the lad" and Pete is the taxi driver, shop owner, funeral director and postman rolled into one. Patchy Fogg dispenses advice on antiques to anyone who will listen and Dr Brownlow is the eccentric and rather elderly retired local doctor.
This super collection of stories would make a wonderful introduction for newcomers to the world of Bilbury - or a perfect bedtime read for confirmed Bilbury fans.
2,500 copies sold.
“His Bilbury novels have already gathered a growing and loyal readership. And now Vernon has cooked up Bilbury Pie. It is his first collection of short stories about Bilbury, the idyllic Devon retreat with its friendly pub, village green and rustic cottages.” (Free Press)
“I have just read your book Bilbury Pie recommended by a local library. I enjoyed it so much I read it like 'eating a box of chocolates' 2 or 3 chapters at a time to make it last and savour its flavour. I thank you for giving people pleasure and plenty of smiles.” (Mrs G., Banbury)