Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents
Share the wonder… evocative poetry celebrating the love between grandparent and child. Inspired by childhood memories of her grandparents, Vicky Arthurs’ tender, nostalgic poems capture time spent together and wonders shared. This vivid poetry book explores themes of love, war, nature and innocence. Some poems are seen through the eyes of a child. Others are remembrances and reimaginings of her grandparents’ lives.
Full of warmth and charm, this poetic family memoir vividly evokes an English childhood and pays tribute to a generation who lived through two World Wars. As well as the gorgeous cover, the book includes four delightful illustrations by British printmaker Kate Heiss.
A wonderful read for anyone who remembers being a grandchild.
An ideal gift for a grandparent.
“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
“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
“Affectionate, poignant and compelling… with lots of possibilities for English teachers… an excellent springboard for students writing about their own childhood memories and reflections.”
Susan Elkin, The School Librarian
“…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
“Powerful, emotive and personal…”
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