Bought 03 Apr 2007 – from the author at the Birmingham BookCrossers’ author evening

This was a great selection of poems. I particularly liked those featuring Christine’s daughter (“That Place” is one I have heard read out loud and is wonderful) and my all time favourite was “Becoming A Seal”, especially the lines:

“… Sometimes I lurk
by plastic ponds in garden centres.
After a little practice, Koi carp
slip down smoothly as noodles.”