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Pieces of Shrapnel is the poetry of film noir. There are search-lights in the sky and darkness below, the city is a bomb-site and he thinks his mother is his sister. It is poetry from the rubble, from the wastelands of a war where the protagonists don't even survive the peace - the poetry of collateral damage.
About the Author: Born into the London blitz, the author was the child of a teenaged, unmarried mother and a father who died in a war hospital bed when he was two. Most of his childhood was spent in orphanages, care and foster homes. While still a school-boy, his mother emigrated to Australia where she raised a family and lived for the next sixty years. After many attempts to find her, the first news he had was her death notice in a Melbourne paper. He now lives with his dog in the English High Peaks in a house that's in the clouds and writes to keep himself sane. Understandably, perhaps, some of his poems are an attempt to come to terms with the sadness of his past and the early loss of his mother - in particular, 'Pieces of Shrapnel' and 'Letters to Jocasta'.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781986430135
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publisher Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 80
  • Spine Width: 5 mm
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1986430138
  • Publisher Date: 11 Apr 2018
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Weight: 127 gr

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