LIMEHAVEN: Poems for my grandparents
Vivid poems capturing the love between grandparent and child
Inspired by childhood memories of her grandparents, Vicky Arthurs’ tender, evocative poems capture time spent together and wonders shared. This charming poetry book explores of themes of love, war, nature and innocence. Some poems are seen through the eyes of a child. Others are remembrances and re-imaginings of her grandparents’ lives.
Full of warmth, 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.
Reviews for Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents
Joyous… There is a gorgeous childlike voice to these poems, peppered with songs, rhymes and humour.”
Robin Houghton, Envoi
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
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
Powerful, emotive and personal…”
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…”
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