A Chinese-born author is returning to Bromyard for a book signing, in recognition of the role the town played in her success story.

Writer Anhua Gao's book To the Edge of the Sky was published by Viking last year, and has just come out in paperback.

The book started life in Bromyard High Street, in a flat above the Food For All bookshop.

Anhua started to write the book in 1995/1996 when she had become Mrs Gao Bennet and was living with her husband, Harry, in the flat.

They met through an advertisement placed in the Saga magazine as a Christmas gift to her from English friends.

Mr Bennet travelled to China to marry Anhua, and the couple set up home together in Bromyard. They now live in Felixstowe.

The book tells of the author's early years in China, where she was an orphan and later thrown into prison for learning English.

Anhua and Harry will be at Food for All for book signings on Friday, July 20, from 6.30pm to 8pm and the following day, from 10am to noon.