Book Launch: ‘Vision of Light’ by local author Gillian Poucher

by | 3 September 2023 | Community Event, Community facility, Gainsborough, Heritage

Gillian Poucher will be launching her third novel, ‘Vision for Light’ at 11.00am on Saturday 9th September at Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JR.

The church, built in 1897 as a memorial to John Robinson, pastor of the Mayflower Pilgrims, is once again participating in Heritage Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days on Saturday 9th September (10.00am to 4.00pm) and Sunday 10th September (12.00pm to 2.00pm). The church houses a permanent all age exhibition about the Mayflower Pilgrims. The two manual pipe organ built in 1903 by Forster and Andrews is listed by the British Institute of Organ Studies as an instrument of national heritage.

‘Vision for Light’, published by Instant Apostle, will be available to buy at the event for £10.00 (cash or card). Gainsborough is the inspiration for the town of Trentby in the novel. The book may be purchased online and through bookshops for £11.99 from 15th September. For further information, please visit

‘Vision of Light’: the blurb

Estranged from his family, divorced and in debt, Noel Reilly has nowhere to turn. When his pregnant ex-partner is murdered and he is viewed as a suspect by the local police, he contemplates taking his life – before a mystical riverside encounter offers a glimmer of hope.

Still doubting his mental state, Noel can’t deny the strange events that begin to unfold, and is bewildered when an elderly neighbour with dementia seems familiar with the visionary figure he has seen.

Learning that his home town has a violent and troubled past, Noel discovers he has a key role to play in the life-and-death struggle overshadowing it.

Bravely confronting his childhood trauma, Noel will need help from unexpected new friends if a deranged killer is to be stopped, and if healing is to be found for his family and the benighted town.