Between Heather and Grass – Our Book is Here

a black whippet with a copy of Between Heather and Grass in his dog bed

We are delighted that Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets is now available in paperback, ebook and Kindle editions.

Front Cover of Between Heather and Grass by Xenia Tran
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When we selected images and poems for our first collection Sharing Our Horizon (September 2018), a few poems were set aside especially for this second book. One of those poems was A Message from the Stars, a poem about our nine-year old nephew Jamie Baker who suffered from leukaemia. His story shows us what love, football and a big dream can do, even in the most difficult circumstances.

With these poems in place, I dedicated the following year to creating photographs and poems that would flow naturally through the seasons with these earlier verses.

Your feedback and encouraging words helped us to select the most popular poems among these. In addition, the lovely bloggers among you who host regular photo and poetry challenges inspired us to look at what had been written from a different perspective.

As with our first book, we have created Between Heather and Grass to help raise funds for animal rehoming shelters, a cause very close to our heart.

We are also supporting Children with Cancer UK, in memory of our nephew Jamie. This charity works hard to find better and kinder ways to treat children with cancer. Their mission is to help every child ring their end of treatment bell, and to keep families together.

Children with Cancer UK Supporter's Logo

We want to say a very big thank you to Darlene Swanson for the book design and to the teams at Reedsy and Ingram Spark for putting everything together.

Our book is available in paperback and can be ordered from your local bookstore, online bookstores, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Fishpond, Adlibris and any other store connected to the IngramSpark Global network.

Our Apple Book can be downloaded from Apple Books in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Our ebook is available via Kobo, Nook and many others worldwide.

Our Kindle version is available via Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Australia, Amazon India, Amazon Japan and Amazon worldwide.

For further details on where to order, please visit our Between Heather and Grass page.

a smiling blue and white whippet walking towards the camera across the tidal sands

In so many positive ways, you all played a part and this book is for you too.

A very big thank you for all your love, support and inspiration.

Wishing you all a beautiful Friday and a wonderful weekend,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/6 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

50 thoughts on “Between Heather and Grass – Our Book is Here”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support dear Laurie πŸ™‚πŸ’– His final day was a very special day and many people played a part in making his dream come true πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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      1. Thank you dear Laurie πŸ™‚πŸ’œ We hope that children will have a better chance of survival as treatments evolve and we’re very honoured to support the charity’s work in his memory πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support dear Cathy πŸ™‚πŸ’œ The book will hopefully be with you early next week. A wonderful peaceful weekend to you too and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  1. Congratulations, Xenia! Thank you for sharing your beautiful poems and photographs and all you are doing in support of others. I AM really looking forward to receiving and reading my own copy of ‘Between Heather and Grass’ soon! Sending Angel Hugs and very much Love to each of you. πŸ’žπŸ˜‡πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’ž

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      1. Aww thank you dear Denis, so happy to hear you’re enjoying the book! πŸ™‚ Most of the haiku were written during walks over the last twelve months and it’s lovely to share the scenery and places we discovered on our adventures with you this way πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ

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      1. I took a “peek inside” on Amazon and only saw a few pages but fell in love with it! I hope to be able to purchase it on the first of next month! It will be impossible for people not to love it because it is filled with your precious heart and the hearts of the whippets! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      2. Aww thank you so much for your kind words dear Deborah, it means a lot! πŸ™‚πŸ’œ We hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we loved putting it together for these great causes πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your inspiration through Sunday Stills dear Terri πŸ™‚πŸ’œ It’s been a true labour of love putting this book together and we’re so happy you can enjoy it too πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  2. Your mission in life, helping others, is humbling. Congratulations on this new publication and may cancer be eradicated in our lifetimes. It has poked its ugly head into my family’s life more than once so I support your mission. And that you do it beautifully with your craft of words married to photography, we all are lucky to share your journey. ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support dear Denise and I’m sorry to hear cancer has poked its head into your family’s life too πŸ’œ It would be a great gift if it can be eradicated in our lifetimes and we love to do our bit in helping others ring their end of treatment bell πŸ’– xxx

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