Hornbeam amidst the moor


Hornbeam amidst the moor, acrylic on card (Daniel Graham)

Amidst the great open moorland there stood a hornbeam, its limbs reaching out for winter. The air was cold, and with this chill I felt my cheeks tighten. I walked towards the tree for some minutes, first entering its breathing ground, and then, a minute beyond that, its lichen-stippled trunk. I sat beneath the hornbeam’s brittle wood and listened on as three crows came to rest above my head, their movements knocking small twigs to the ground around me.

Waves on a shingle beach


Waves on a shingle beach, oil on board (Daniel Graham)

I sat, within my subconscious, on that shingle beach. It was late summer and the night was warm, yet over to the east a windstorm was brewing, its peripheral gusts pushing seawater onto my cheeks. I picked up a pebble and threw it towards the ocean, losing sight of its mass long before it reached the waves. Then, in a moment of brilliance, a bowler rose before me, larger than any that night, just as the moon’s half-light broke through the density of the squall. What magic, I thought, though I knew this to be a fallacy; for all one must do to see such glory is open their eyes.

A Walk to the Water publication – 19 October 2015

A Walk to the Water - Daniel Graham

A Walk to the Water – Daniel Graham

After five months of walking and two years of writing, I am delighted to announce that SilverWood Books have set a publication date for A Walk to the Water – Six Million Steps to the Mediterranean Sea.

As of the 19 October 2015,  you will be able to get your hands of a copy via any one of a number of sites: Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Foyles and, if all else fails, Amazon. A Walk to the Water will also be available as an ebook. For those local to Bristol, England, I will be holding a book launch in November 2015. More on that to come.

I have also created a ‘Daniel Graham author website‘, complete with a very serious biography and further contact information.

Thank you to all those who have helped me on my journey to publication.