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  TODAY selected poems

A pot puree of poems in many styles and on many subjects but all with the author's dinstinctive take on things.

 

  .....Today

Today, nothing bad happened.

No one I even vaguely knew

got sent to prison

for something

they did not do,

so I would have to stand

outside the court with a banner

protesting their innocence.....

                                            

Paper back

68 pages

41 poems

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Seriously Autumn selected poems.

The poems in this collection are mostly about love in all its various guises from infatuation to 'real love', love of place to scary obsession.

The poems in Seriously Autumn examine love from different aspects and draw on imagination and memory.

  ....Seriously Autumn

     It surprised me, a little.
     Not that the red gold leaves had fled the
     trees to do their Dervish dance macabre on
     the bride white ground to let me know that
     it was seriously Autumn but that I had not
     thought of you since April and your birthday. ....

 

Paper back 41 pages 29 poems Price 4.50 Read a poem Order

 

 

The Good Child

A collection of poems, some humorous , some quite sad, about childhood and growing up, and living in a world which is not necessarily as normal as it seems

 

.....The Good Child

The good child is not rude,
does not eat food with her fingers,
uses instead a knife and fork or spoon as
civilized people do. ....

 

Paper back 44 pages 28 poems Price 4.50 Read a poem Order

different_tomorrows.com

A collection of short stories that have time as their general theme; how we use and misuse time and how time, sometimes, uses and misuses us.

 Lupino who wants a different tomorrow and thinks that he can get it by changing the past, Lucien who is reborn in to a world very different from the one he imagines he has helped to create, Octavia who becomes infatuated with an ancestor and nearly ruins  the world's existence and her own future happiness  and many more who use time in sometimes surprising ways.

 

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135 page

12 stories

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VOICES collected short stories

All the stories in this collection are told by a single voice. From Sarah Stern in Choices, who flies half way round the world to meet the mother who abandonned her to Mr Stine who wants nothing more than a quiet Christmas and on to the widowed mum who finds solace in her young son's gentleness.

These stories talk to the reader in special way

Choices  ".......genuinely outstanding. I was totally involved from the first sentence,the pacing was just right, the characters (even the minor ones) came to life for me and there was an elegance and craftsmanship about the structure that set it completely apart from a merely "good" personal account....." David Gardener

 

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End games

 

The stories in this collection deal with the end of  things; lives, relationships even the world as we know it.

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The Flower Maiden

This is a fairy story of the traditional kind tells the tale of Zimmie, an ordinary little girl who lives with her grandfather in a small village. Life is very simple until one day, Zimmie is seen and recognised by a Swallow and then, everything changes....

Illustraited throughout with twenty four of the authors original water colour illustraitions, this tale harks back to a simpler time when good generally triumphed over evil and when doing the 'right thing' had a price.

 

Paper back illustrated  children's book

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First born and other stories.
Soon to be published by Black-Butterfly, a collection of twelve short stories, dealing with birth and childhood and growing up