Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470329
Paperback • 60pp • £15
246 mm x 189 mm
24 May 2023
Territory: World English

Way to the West

Andy Christopher Miller and Vally Miller

Illustrated by Vally Miller

Paperback • Large format: Crown Quarto (246mm x 189mm)


ISBN: 9781804470329




Way to the West is a glorious collection resulting from a collaboration between disciplines of art. Featuring twenty-five beautiful full-page watercolours alongside accompanying poems, its focus is on the western tip of Cornwall. For Andy and Vally Cornwall’s geographical remoteness, its abiding attraction as a holiday location, its proud fishing and mining history and the varying and often dramatic moods of its weather and sea are an inspiration and cause for celebration.

The profound emotional and psychological effects on visitors to Cornwall is not lost on the authors, who have a long association with the area, having walked its entire coastline and holidayed there for over a half a century. Way to the West is a celebration of the natural world and the home, the past and the present, and of the fierce interconnectedness of people with their landscape.

Andy Christopher Miller and Vally Miller

Andy Christopher Miller is a widely published poet, author and psychologist. A winner of the Yeovil Poetry Prize, Andy has also served as an Honorary Professor at the Universities of both Nottingham and Warwick. Over a fifty-year period, he has walked the entire coast of Cornwall and has climbed on all its major sea cliffs. Vally Miller is a landscape artist who has exhibited her work in the UK and in Europe. Over the last forty years she has taught drawing and watercolour painting to adults and children. Andy and Vally are currently collaborating on verse and art projects, exploring how each form inspires the other. They live in the Peak District.