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Wilderland Launches

  It was wonderful to see a packed house at the book launch of Wilderland: wildlife and wonder from the Shropshire Borders – at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016 From the start there were gasps and mutters of “beautiful”, “astonishing”, “extraordinary”; there was laughter, and there was stillness – as Andrew Fusek Peters talked us through photographs, […]

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Superheroes in Poetry!

10:30 am Saturday 23rd April , Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, at Wenlock Poetry Festival… and for this blog, in alphabetical order… Jonathan Edwards – My Family in a Human Pyramid My uncle starts it, kneeling in his garden; my mother gives a leg up to my gran. When it’s my turn to climb, I […]

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Had to share: Humfrey Coningsby

I just wrote the following on William Gallagher’s Facebook post – I am feeling so elated and rather evangelical and so just had to share with you all. Nadia x Back story… William had written a post yesterday to say that he had chatted with  Jonathan Davidson – author (poet) of Humfrey Coningsby (Valley Press), Early […]

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I once knew a poem who wore a Hat reviews

REVIEWS It is stunning. I’d seen draft pages, but they didn’t prepare me for the impact of the colour and the pics and the poems – a real knockout. Hope it does well in schools – could bring them a little shaft of light amid the gloom. Paul Francis – Poet and Retired Teacher It […]

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New Review for Sitting Ducks, the novel

Catherine Burgass – Reader of English at Staffordshire University says of Lisa Blower’s Sitting Ducks: I invite you to meet the Mintons – the once-proud backbone of industrial England – bowed, but not quite broken. Set in Stoke – the Potteries – once a hive of industry, now a site of social and economic deprivation, […]

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Endorsements for Wilderland

WILDERLAND REVIEWS His images have a lyrical quality, he presents them with a passion that’s both inspiring and engaging Ben Osborne, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 This is the best kind of book – lyrical, entertaining and beautiful. Andrew’s photos take my breath away. When he writes about his wild encounters, his love of […]

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Children’s Poetry Book – reviews

Emma’s poems are full of life and laughs, bubbling with music and wisdom and silliness and jokes and cute animals. She’s a great performer of her work and the book is crammed with tips to help the reader become a performer too. And as if that weren’t enough, Catherine’s fine and funny pictures add another […]

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What novel will you be reading next?

  Anna Dreda – owner of the award-winning Wenlock Books has been reading Sitting Ducks: Lisa Blower’s debut novel. This is what she has to say about it:       If that whets your appetite then pop into Wenlock Books in Much Wenlock, Shropshire ahead of its publication date and pick up your own […]

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Cosy the play

Cosy is a darkly comedic look at the joys and humiliations of getting older and how we shuffle off this mortal coil. Three generations of a dysfunctional family explore their choices in a world obsessed with eternal youth, and asks whose life (or death) is it, anyway? Not my words, I’m afraid. I find, despite […]

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