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Stunning new Echo picture book captures the beauty of Dorset
Vincent Boni, Newsquest (Dorset) MD, with Toby Granville, Dorset and Daily Echo group editor, Katherine Jennings, and Suzanne Kelman of Waterstones, Tony Wilson, manager of Allan and Bath Poole, and Russell Cruwys, manager of Allan and Bath Bournemouth
A STUNNING book from the Daily Echo, capturing Dorset’s beauty and the Olympic Games on camera was launched yesterday at Waterstones’ Castlepoint store.
Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year features the work of award-winning Daily Echo photographers as well as contributions from readers.
The hardback, at £14.95, features all areas from Christchurch to north Dorset and Purbeck to Portland, with descriptions of scenes and details of how to buy copies of the pictures.
Waterstones’ assistant manager Katherine Jennings said yesterday: “The book only went on sale at 9am but we’ve sold several already. The timing is perfect because it will make a brilliant Christmas present.”
Two photographers whose work is in the book were delighted to see their images in print. Father of two Garry Wells, 55, from Poole said: “I thought only one of my pictures was in the book but there are four.
“I’m buying three copies and I’ll probably be back for more.”
Partner Jennifer Keefe, 51, said: “I’m really thrilled for him. Maybe I’ll have a go next year.”
Courier Matthew Awbery, 36, from Boscombe brought his camera along to capture the occasion for posterity. He said: “I’m a white van man but love taking pictures. My interest in photography was rekindled when my daughter Freya was born. I wanted to be able to record her childhood.”
Toby Granville, group editor of the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo, said: “With a section highlighting the greatest Olympic moments in Weymouth and Portland, this addition to our series makes an ideal Christmas gift or coffee table book, as a reminder of how lucky we are to live here.”
Newsquest (Dorset) managing director of Vincent Boni described the book as ‘another triumph’, adding: “The book showcases an incredible mix of photographic skills and will make a fantastic Christmas present.”
Dorset: A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year is sponsored by Allan and Bath, the longest established letting agents in Dorset.
Poole office manager Tony Wilson said: “We’ve been impressed with previous books and are very pleased to be associated with the latest publication which is just as eye-catching.”