Limehaven

Limehaven : Poems for my grandparents

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"Joyous... There is a gorgeous childlike voice to these poems..." (Robin Houghton, Envoi)

This evocative poetry collection celebrates the bond between young and old, capturing time spent together and wonders shared. Inspired by childhood memories of her grandparents, Vicky Arthurs' vivid poems explore themes of love, war, nature and innocence. Some poems are seen through the eyes of a child, while others are remembrances and reimaginings of her grandparents' lives. Written with warmth and charm, this poetic family memoir pays tribute to a generation who lived through two World Wars. The book includes delightful title illustrations by British printmaker Kate Heiss.

More praise for Limehaven:

"It's the best debut collection I've read in ages. This delightful, nostalgic book is a love letter to Vicky's grandparents. The poems are clever and beautiful..." (Elaine Cusack, Culture, The Journal)

"Powerful, emotive and personal" (Living North)

"...the language is simple, there is an immediacy here, a freshness... It illustrates Arthurs' gift for tenderness, which is so powerfully demonstrated in this collection." (Paul Blake, Brittle Star)

"With its lyrical form, the poetry is inspired by childhood memory... beautifully presented..." (Mslexia: Indie Presses)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 5.08mm | 113.4g
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 4 black and white illustrations
  • 1912340003
  • 9781912340002

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Praise for LIMEHAVEN

"It's the best debut collection I've read in ages. This delightful, nostalgic book is a love letter to Vicky's grandparents. The poems are clever and beautiful..." (Elaine Cusack, Culture, The Journal)

"Powerful, emotive and personal." (Living North)

"The book rolls out with a joyous panache... There is a gorgeous childlike voice to these poems, peppered with songs, rhymes and humour." (Robin Houghton, Envoi)

"...the language is simple, there is an immediacy here, a freshness... It illustrates Arthurs' gift for tenderness, which is so powerfully demonstrated in this collection." (Paul Blake, Brittle Star)

"With its lyrical form, the poetry is inspired by childhood memory... beautifully presented..." (Mslexia: Indie Presses)
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