MINCHINHAMPTON writer Christopher Richmond has released his first collection of poetry.

Entitled Love Is The Way, the book features over 160 short contemplative poems written from a personal Christian perspective.

"Most pieces are recent although some date back to the 1960s," said Chirstopher.

"Life is precious and we must be thankful. We have to make our own choices. Beware of the confidence of man. Faith is the key and love is the way."

Born in 1949 in Southwest London, Christopher lived in Nailsworth for six years before moving to Minchinhampton in January.

Love Is The Way is his first book, with another collection of poetry and an album of piano music and songs set to follow.

Copies of Love Is The Way are available from the author, email nailsworthchris@gmail.com