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Updated: Apr 3, 2021

" Author Richard leads you into a story of nature and magic and keeps you there - a place you never want to leave. The reader becomes as involved with main protagonist Robert's life as the author is; his adventure becomes yours. Checkett's Wood becomes a place where everyone should spend some time. The characters in the book become as real to the reader as they are to Robert and the reader is made to care about their lives. The author's skillful inter-weaving of reality and past lives takes you on a journey of discovery and an appreciation of what is important in life; a lesson we can all do with in today's strange times. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking read. We all need a Checkett's Wood in our lives." ~ Owain R.

"An old family cottage at the far side of ‘Checketts Wood’ reveals memories and feelings of déjà vu. Deep inside the Wood are places where the veil of past and present are so thin that our main character Robert Cleaver finds himself on a trail of astounding discovery. Richard has created a wonderful easy to read novel full of surprise, action, duty and romance. I felt immersed from beginning to end. A perfect book to pass the time whilst traveling or simply to escape the ache of modernity." ~ Chris S.

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