Amongst our makers at our Autumn craft market are…OtAtelier, John Doody, Krafts by Kiah, Crafty Fox and Co, Canal Art & Photography, Mary James, Denny Steiner, Valerie-Anne, Author Gill Mather, Capricorn Crafts, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Melt Amour, Rebecca Sheil Photography, Barbara’s Crafts, Rosemary Clifford, Headstrong by Rachel, Ian Yearsley’s Books, Handmade by Allie, Alzheimers Society Charity, Carole Livings, Jacqui Pretty, Stephanie Yates and Handmade Organics.

Author Gill Mather…

“My name is Gill Mather and I’m looking forward to the Autumn Craft Market on 21stOctober at Ardleigh where I will have my paperbacks to sell. I am a solicitor by profession. Lately, I operated my own small legal practice from my home in Essex since 1997. I closed the practice on 31st March 2020 and now concentrate on writing and promoting my novels.  I’ve been writing seriously since 2012. Before attempting a historical novel last year, I wrote 8 novels and 6 novellas, all self-published on Amazon Kindle and available in paperback. Some are also available on Apple, Nook and KoboAll are contemporary and mainly a mixture of romance, crime and mystery. One is a rom-com.

My first historical novel is Intrigue At Longbourn which is a Pride & Prejudice prequel. In the book, the new rector of Longbourn parish, the charming, handsome Mr Wilde,is soon turning female heads and forms a particular attachment to Elizabeth Bennet when she seeks his help over a former employee of Longbourn House. Meanwhile, to save the family estate, Mr Bennet embarks on risky scheme which is ultimately in danger of spiralling out of control. As the summer advances, father’s and daughter’s separate manoeuvres inevitably clash, stoked up by the jealous intervention of a mischief-maker.  A sequel to P&P is my second historical novel covering the months after Elizabeth and Darcy marry. Named Menace At Pemberley, it draw on a number of charactersfrom Intrigue At Longbourn one of whom turns out to have been responsible for the menace. A further sequel is in progress to be named Easter At Netherfield.

Intrigue At Longbourn and Menace At Pemberley are both available as ebooks from Amazon, Apple, Nook and Kobo and as paperbacks from Amazon.

The Amazon links are:

On 21st October the paperbacks of the two historical novels will be on sale at £7.99. Other novels/novellas are priced at £4.49, £4.95 and £7.95. A free self-printed novella is given away with any paperback purchased.  I’m also considering publishing a large print version of the two books in paperback.

I can be contacted either through my website: or my Facebook author page:

I usually have experts on my website which can be downloaded and sometimes whole novels!”

Handmade by Allie…

Ian Yearsley’s Book…

“Ian Yearsley is an author and historian who lives in Southend. He has an MA in History from the University of Essex and has written over 25 books, mostly local history, all inspired by Essex. Some of his other titles are in the poetry, fiction and language genres.”

“The Blackwater Saga” is £4.99. It is a short, romantic novella set in Victorian times in a village on the north shore of the Blackwater and featuring a three-way love triangle in which a local farmhand and a city doctor compete for the affections of one of the village girls.
“An Essex Quizbook” is £9.99. It contains 500 questions in 50 rounds on all kinds of topics: buildings, sport, famous people, rivers, cryptic, etc.. 14 of the rounds are picture rounds – can you guess where each picture is taken?
“Islands of Essex” is £5 (half price, usually £9.99). It covers the history and geography of 40 islands in the county, including Mersea Island, the islands in Hamford Water and islands in the River Blackwater.
Alzheimer’s Society Charity…