A great review from Kelly Lacey of a book on a theme that should make us all sit up and take notice in the times in which we live.
I love this poem about being a father, by Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley. Reblogged from http://www.celebratingchange.blog
Guest editor Degna Stone was attracted to this poem because it shows “the ever changing relationship between a parent and child. The challenge of responding to someone who is constantly evolving to find their place within the world.”
I knew she was a girl before she arrived.
Didn’t have to tell me.
A father knows these things.
Don’t let nobody tell you different.
I think the first word she said was ‘Why?’
Not ‘Mummy’ or ‘Daddy’ or ‘Love’
I take her abroad.
Amongst the sand dunes
Treads on castles
Takes in every moment, every movement
Refuses to rhumba.
Not interested in the festivities,
with the B-team performers
Jovial about nothing more than
we’re on holiday
And they’re getting paid
She looks with side eye
Or over the rim of her glasses
saying the same thing every day
Are you up for the challenge…
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Delighted to receive this wonderful review of Another Rebecca (release date 13th September) from Tracey Ford. Thank you!
This is the first book I have read by @authortrace, It’s not my usual genre, but Tracey is a local lady from my hometown and to be honest, the storyline sounded very intriguing.
I was a little confused in parts but it soon came together. This was a very sensitive, emotional, gritty, mysterious and infact amazing book, I started reading and couldn’t wait to find out what was on the next page.
Tracey really is a wonderful writer, she somehow gets under your skin and draws you in, she most certainly drew me in. I really enjoyed this book.
Never stick to your normal genre, get out there, try something different. You might just fall upon a gem like I have in ANOTHER REBECCA.
I give this book 5*
A gripping psychological family drama about Rebecca Grey, a sensitive girl who’s spent her childhood caring for her alcoholic mother, Bex…
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The writer’s dilemma – from Kathy Sharp
I’ve just read a cri de coeur on social media from yet another writer ready to throw in the towel. Not that she intends to give up writing, you understand – what she is giving up is the unequal struggle to make even a very modest living from it.
When I began writing novels I certainly never expected to earn a living from it – but even I was taken aback by the amount of effort (writing itself, promotion) that I needed to put in to receive even a tiny return. The increasing expectation for the written word to be provided for free, at least over the internet, certainly doesn’t help.
I have long since thrown in the towel myself. The struggle to sell reading material, even at a very low price, became more trouble than it was worth when it began to affect my health. I still have books…
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I first met Tracey Scott-Townsend when I went to Oceans of Words, at which Tracey was speaking and you can see my write up here. I’ll be welcoming Tracey to Linda’s Book Bag on 6th October to stay in with me and tell me about one of her books, but today I’m delighted to share my review of So Fast, Tracey’s collection of poetry and I would like to thank her so much for sending me a copy in return for an honest review.
Motherhood, family, sense of place and reflections on the human condition are at the heart of this collection of poems, mainly written in 2017.
My Review of So Fast
A collection of intimate…
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