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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…”
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…”
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