Clare Selley of the Estates Office has had her first book published, "Coventry: Hidden in Plain Sight". The book is an exploration in pictures of the hidden side of Coventry – the art, architecture and sites of historical interest that many people walk past on a daily basis without fully appreciating.
The book contains over 300 photographs of various features of the city along with captions checked by historian David McGrory. It would serve as a great guide to the historical side of the city for both tourists and residents.
Clare moved to Coventry 8 years ago, and has grown to appreciate its rich tapestry of history and culture. The book is the result of her combined passions for photography and local history.
Clare said: "I never thought I'd get published. If you’d told me a year ago I’d have laughed, having only bought the camera in August! But I'm glad I have as it means I can share the bits of Coventry that I’ve discovered with everyone else."
"Coventry: Hidden in Plain Sight" is available in many local bookshops now. Clare will be signing copies of the book at 12pm on Saturday 7 November at Borders bookshop at the Ricoh Arena.