This collection of poems has developed from my jottings of thoughts and feelings of the life I’ve led.
Tina’s poetry book with illustrations, ‘Around the Corner’, tells the story of a young woman born in London – who, with the arrival of the Second World War – grew up in Brighton. The collection takes us on a journey with Tina, starting at the age of 3, just before her grandmother rescues her from being sent to a children’s home. We follow her from Brighton to India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada and Ireland during the tumultuous 20th Century. It is a story of love for the places she lived and for the man with whom she shared them. Maybe not what she expected when she first met her future mother-in law:
There she sat,
hard, high chair.
dressed in black,
smelling of cologne.
I put out my hand.
Up she got,
looked at me
‘Nice girls don’t come from Brighton.’
Created date: 2014 Medium: Paper Back Poetry Book for sale. ISBN 978-0-9930505-0-3 Size: 14.8 x 21 cm Available:Amazon.co.uk