The Breaking Hour

The Breaking Hour

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This is a book of meetings. A mother meets her baby. A man steps into his childhood. An old man encounters Godfather Death. And in the persona of Harald Hardrada, a passionate man wrestles with his fantasies, and north meets south. Many of Kevin Crossley-Holland's beautifully wrought, often moving poems inhabit the crossing-places between actuality, memory and imagination; and invoking Orpheus and Atargatis, Pierre de Ronsard and Beethoven, they journey from Hades to a hellish warzone, and from the high Alps and to the creeks and saltmarshes of north Norfolk.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 191039209X
  • 9781910392096
  • 2,434,385

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'Crossley-Holland uncovers not only words but an entire landscape which haunts and is rich in echoes.' - HELEN DUNMORE, THE OBSERVER
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About Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland writes poems, translates from Anglo-Saxon, reworks traditional tale and writes prizewinning historical fiction for children. He has collaborated with the artists Norman Ackroyd and James Dodds and composers Nicola LeFanu, Bob Chilcott and Bernard Hughes. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and President of the School Library Association.
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