Three Step Stories

Published via Magic Cat – April 2022

“With read-aloud rhyming texts and first words to see and say, this book reinforces early language skills… It’s also a nice touch that – alongside more familiar pond residents or visitors, such as frogs and tadpoles – the book introduces some more obscure creatures to add to a child’s spoken or visual vocabulary: nymphs, voles and stickleback fish. The illustrations are soft and dreamy and will make you want to go on a sunny-day adventure to find a pond and celebrate all this wonderful wildlife together.” The Book Trust

Inspired by the miniature wildlife universes on our own doorsteps, these three-step flap books take early readers into a magical hidden world of sticklebacks, voles, and a whole host of mini-beasts!”

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The Old Man and the Sand Eel

The Old Man and the Sand Eel

Published via Viking, Penguin – March 2018

“A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water, and the beings that inhabit it, can enchant and intoxicate” Chris Yates (Author of ‘The Secret Carp’)

“An important book…Will writes with flawless charm, light humour and gentle authority – A major talent and the best writer of this type since I first discovered Bill Bryson” Isabelle Broom

“The Old Man and the Sand Eel is a treat. Told with winning enthusiasm and a wide-eyed boyish glee at being outdoors in all weathers, it promises to do for angling what Roger Deakin’s masterpiece Waterlog did for wild swimming” The Cardiff Review

‘[Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that’ Heat Magazine

‘[Will Millard] writes with a genuine sense of humility (…) humour and reflection’ Kevin Parr, Countryfile

‘The writing is sharp and clever (…) I loved all of it and would as happily read it again as I would sit beside the river waiting for the evening rise of trout to begin’ Tom Fort, Literary Review

‘This is post-modern nature writing that embraces beauty where it finds it and marvels at nature’s tenacity (…) But there’s more here than just fish. This is also a book about growing up, about how to retain a connection with those who raised you while forging your own identity – what to keep and what to discard. And it’s about men. The strong surges of emotion that both draw them together and keep them apart, and the shared pastimes which recognise that intimacy and meaning aren’t always accompanied by words’ Olivia Edward, Geographical

Remembering his childhood spent fishing in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his Grandad, Will sets off on a journey across Britain in an attempt to recapture those halcyon days. Armed with his late grandad’s fishing encyclopedia his avowed aim is to catch some of the great forgotten fish species of our island, and expunge the bitter memory of a record-breaker that once slipped through his fingers, but ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’ is much more than a boy’s own adventure. Alone on the banks, Will finds himself exploring what it really means to be a man and a father, as well as a fisherman.

Available through all good bookstores and online – 1st March 2018

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Articles

Countryfile Magazine – ‘Wolf of the Deep’ May 2022
Fallon’s Angler – ‘Under the watchful eye of the last Fen Tiger’ April 2022
Fishing in Wales – How to fish! for Fishing in Wales c/o Angling Trust March 2022
Fishing in Wales – Top coarse fishing experiences in Wales for Fishing in Wales c/o Angling Trust Feb 2022
Fallon’s Angler ‘Where the Wild Things Were’ Nov 2021
Fallon’s Angler ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’ August 2021
Fallon’s Angler ‘The First Carp’ May 2021
Fallon’s Angler ‘Toenails and Sparrowhawks’ March 2021
Fallon’s Angler ‘By The Luck of the Gods’ Jan 2021
The Guardian ’21 places to go in 2021′ The Return of Rugby Crowds Jan 2021
Fallon’s Angler ‘Monster encounters in Urban Edgelands’ Jan 2020
Fallon’s Angler ‘To Those Who Went Before’ A John Wilson Tribute March 2019
The Guardian Winter Wanders: 21 UK walks with a wow factor Dec 2018
The Cardiff Review Review of ‘The Old Man and The Sand Eel’
The Guardian Travel ‘Once Upon a Summer’ Fishing with Grandad
The Sunday Telegraph ‘Why fishing with Grandad taught me how to go with the flow’
Penguin Website ‘How fishing helped me overcome PTSD’
The Spectator Review of ‘My Year With the Tribe’
The Sunday Times Review of ‘My Year With the Tribe’
The Express Review of ‘My Year With the Tribe’
The Times Review of ‘My Year With the Tribe’
The Observer Review of ‘My Year With the Tribe’
Geographical Magazine Review of ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’
The Spectator Review of ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’
Guardian Article Feature article on Papua ordeal in light of Benedict Allen ‘lost’ in PNG Nov 2017
BBC Blogs for ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ April 2015
BBC News Article on Disability in Bajau communities for ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ April 2015
Guardian Article lessons from filming ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ April 2015
Will lives as a caveman for Geographical Magazine Nov 2014
Feature article on encountering a diamond mine during RGS/Radio 4 Journey of a Lifetime Geographical Magazine May 2014
Indonesian Whale harpooners for Geographical Magazine April 2014
Outdoor Fitness Magazine Feature article on Will’s Winter Ascent of the Pennine Way Jan 2014
Sidetracked Magazine Feature Article on Will’s inspiration and tips for jungle expeditions Dec 2013
Eastern Daily Press Feature Article on Will’s life in exploration Oct 2013
BBC Radio 4 Episode Two of my RGS Journey of a Lifetime in Sierra Leone and Liberia Sept 2013 Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week’
BBC Radio 4 Episode One of my RGS Journey of a Lifetime in Sierra Leone and Liberia Sept 2013 Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week’
BBC Radio 4/RGS Journey of a Lifetime: ‘Surviving malaria on the Mano River’ for BBC News online Sept 2013
Trans Papua article for Geographical Magazine Aug 2013
BBC Radio 4/RGS Journey of a Lifetime: Mano/Moro Rivers, Sierra Leone and Liberia Expedition Report – Available from Will or the RGS on request
The World According to…Will Millard for Wanderlust Magazine July/Aug 2013
Pre-descent column on first descent of the Moro in Salone/Liberia for the Daily Telegraph April 2013
First descent of Moro river in Salone/Liberia featured in the Daily Telegraph April 2013
Welsh 3000ers for Geographical Magazine April 2013
Trans Papua article for Action Asia Magazine Jan/Feb 2013
Trans Papua broadcast on From Our Own Correspondent BBC World Service Dec 2012
Trans Papua article for Australia’s Outer Edge Magazine Oct 2012
The Bloody Terraces of West Papuan Football for Vice Magazine Sep 2012
The Trans-Papua Expedition Report 2012 – Available from Will or the RGS on request
Will Millard on West Papua exploration BBC News Website Oct 2012
Will and Callum on their adventures for the BattleBox Blog Oct 2012
The Trans Papua expedition featured in the Yorkshire Post July 2012
The Trans Papua expedition featured in the Cambs Times April 2012
The Jalan Raya expedition for Outdoor Fitness magazine April/May 2012
The Jalan Raya for Wanderlust Jan/Feb 2011
The Jalan Raya expedition for Geographical Magazine August 2010 page 1page 2page 3
Jalan Raya – Royal Geographical Expedition Report 2009 – Available from Will or the RGS on request
An encounter with a bowerbird for BBC Wildlife Magazine Nov 2008