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 poetic family memoir explores of themes of love, war, nature and innocence. Some poems are seen through the eyes of a child, while others are remembrances and re-imaginings of her grandparents’ lives.
Written with warmth and charm, Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents pays tribute to a generation who lived through two World Wars. The book includes delightful title illustrations by British printmaker Kate Heiss.
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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