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Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents

Evocative poems capturing the love between grandparent and child

Inspired by childhood memories of her grandparents, Vicky Arthurs’ vivid, tender poems capture time spent together and wonders shared. Her poetry 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 and charm, this poetic family memoir vividly evokes an English childhood and pays tribute to a generation who lived through two World Wars.

A wonderful read for anyone who remembers being a grandchild…

The perfect gift for a grandparent.

Editorial reviews

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…”
Living North

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

(Book cover and title illustrations by British printmaker Kate Heiss.)

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