Thanks so much for all the wonderful reviews I have received for From Source to Sea - A Meander Down the Dordogne Valley.
I have been fortunate to have by book reviewed by so many local, and not so local, publications, from Viking's customer magazine, the Quercy & Perigord Local magazine, Mensa's magazine, The Guildford Dragon and more. If you would like a review copy for your publication, please don't hesitate to contact me.
The latest review is published in Viking Cruise's EXPLORE MORE magazine.
"Written by a past Viking guest, this clever book is a journey down the whole length of the Dordogne River, exploring the history, the archaeology and architecture, and the cathedrals and castles of several regions alongside and surrounding the waterway. Numerous pen and ink illustrations and maps, also drawn by the multi-talented Valerie, enliven the text and help to inspire readers to lose themselves in this educational voyage of discovery."
How can you resist!!
Thanks to everyone who has read and taken the time to review the book. Here are the reviews that have been sent to Valerie personally. Please do get in touch if you have anything to say about the book, or any other subject related to the Dordogne region.
Review By Paul Dishaw
If you have ever had the good fortune to visit the Dordogne River valley you will know of it's endless beauty and charms. Valerie Thompson's new book " From Source to Sea : a Meander Down the Dordogne Valley" allows you to explore as if you are there; to discover the fascinating history and peoples as you pass through the sites and villages along winding country roads past some of the loveliest and most impressive architecture in all of France. Ms. Thompson gives you the right amount of detail to bring it all to life. It's a must read for lovers of the region, and for those who have yet to visit , once you have read it you will want to experience it all on your own.
Review by Rosemary Nice fromThe Guildford Dragon
September 25, 2018 at 11:26 am
Anyone who wants to know about a region they have visited would draw inspiration from this book. It goes into enough detail to be thought-provoking but not too much to lose the interest of the dipper-in. Added to that, it is fascinatingly and copiously illustrated, mostly by the author, showing vignettes of items and places mentioned and sketch maps to orientate the casual reader.
The book is beautifully presented, and I can recommend it either to the serious cover-to-cover reader or the holiday-maker who opens it at any page.
Review by Lucy Latham
September 26, 2018 at 10:18 am
This book is beautiful and inspiring, but I hope the author will give Britain’s symbolic stones some thought in her next book, we need some rock solid heroes to champion our highest aspirations.
Valerie Thompson has woven her art through all her interests to create this book and I look forward to the next one.
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I have recently had an article published in Mensa Magazine and Guildford Dragon - I have been delighted with the response from local media and my friends. Thanks to you all for your kindness and support. The Mensa article is not available online as far as I know, but you can see the Guildord Dragon Article Here.