by  Mary van Coller

Downstream Dorset, River Tales and Local History is a colourful journey of discovery through the beautiful county of Dorset, illustrated with many evocative colour photographs.

It includes fascinating anecdotes, the meaning of place names, historical events, blank pages to make notes of your own discoveries and more...

My husband Ryan and I have loved exploring Dorset and chatting with local residents who always have tales to tell. We have taken hundreds of photographs many of which have been included in the book.

My hope is that Downstream Dorset will inspire readers to go and discover parts of Dorset they may not have seen before.

I wanted to give back to the people of Dorset something meaningful as a way of showing my gratitude for the wonderful years that I have lived here.

So when you buy a copy of Downstream Dorset you will also be contributing towards the vital work of  the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance service ( as 20% of profits will be donated- thank you so much on their behalf, 

best wishes, Mary