Over the years whilst traveling, writing and photographing about New Zealand, Ian Brodie has become quite intimate with the landscape of my country as Middle-earth. He have loved every minute of these journeys, but was also enamored with a very special geographical location: Somerset, England. As the birthplace of Arthurian legends, Glastonbury and the county of Somerset, is a magic landscape filled with ancient history, myths and legends. Brodie says" My fascination with Somerset and Glastonbury is an old one; this is where I have my family roots and I feel a strong spiritual connection that draws me back there. I can't wait to create this special traveler’s guide to Somerset and to share this magnificent place with you."
This intimate pilgrim’s guide will be filled with over 250 high quality images and will detail many stories and locations in the county. It will include significant locations relevant to the myths and legends that surround Joseph of Arimathea, his delivery of the Holy Grail to Britain in the first century and the legendary establishment of the first Christian church in Britain. Much of this was the spark for King Arthur's quests for the grail, and it is Arthur's tomb we can find within the sacred grounds of the ancient Glastonbury Abbey. You must do your own due diligence and be responsible for your purchases.
A Journey through Somerset will be available in both digital and hardcover formats.
The E-book will be produced first, and will include all the essential information needed by the visitor to Somerset. Attractions, places to stay, historical hotspots, pubs to visit, walks, maps and my personal recommendations will be included; it will take you on a unique journey through Somerset, whether you are visiting or an avid armchair traveler.
You can get your copy here