A MAN from Tolpuddle has written a novel based in Dorset about the generational consequences of spying.

Brent Shore, aged 60, from Tolpuddle, has published his first full-length novel titled Shillingstone Station.

The book gives readers a mystery to solve as they follow the journey of Andris Fleet.

Mr Shore, who previously spent 32 years working as a teacher, said: "I never really stopped writing but lesson planning doesn’t get in the way anymore. Now I can be creative in a different way.”

Key scenes from his new book are played out at the railway halt in the North Dorset village of Shillingstone, from its pre-Beeching heyday through a spell in use as an industrial site to its current renovation as a tourist attraction.

The plot revolves around Andris Fleet as he travels from London to Bristol and to Riga, Latvia, as he hunts the truth about his father's death and discover why his mother has been lying to him all his life.

Mr Shore said: “The book would appeal to anyone who knows the north and west of the county and to anyone who loves reading about the area whether in fact or in fiction, and who enjoys a story of intrigue and suspense."

The book is already on sale in Blandford, Bridport and at the station project in Shillingstone.

For more information, please visit brentshore.co.uk