Book honours moments

A BOSTON author has released a book of works written by his wife.

Richard Westland said the pieces by his wife Pat often got stacked away in the loft and although they had previously considered publishing them they had never got round to it.

Finally, though, he decided to put thoughts into actions and collated the works into the book called Treasured Moments, which has been released into bookshops.

The collection features 543 pages of articles, poetry, crosswords, quizzes, puzzles and recipes.

He said: “Looking back I am now aware of my achievements in life, but my most happy memories are of my dear wife Pat.

“Without her I’m sure that I wouldn’t be where I am today.

“She gave me tremendous support throughout our years together.

“I hope that you will get the same pleasure out of the read.

“It was not always serious work, as you will see when she describes some of the amusing moments.

Richard was born in Boston and he ran a business in the town selling sewing and knitting machines and haberdashery.

He has also enjoyed life as a husband, priest, scout leader and during a busy and varied life.

Richard said that his wife always encouraged him saying: “If that is what you want to do, I will support you.”

The book, published by Ida Pearson, will retail at £24.99.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Butterfly Hospice Trust.

For more information visit www.publishingbyidap.com.