Kate grew up in the Yorkshire Lincolnshire borders and only moved down toLondon after university Married to architect Eric Lyons in the last monthsof the second world war, she brought up four children before returning towork as a teacher Through five decades from girlhood to motherhood towidowhood, she continued to compose poetry, stimulated equally by worldevents, classical history and by the minutiae of family life Thiscollection, the first of a series, was first published inIt istouching and eclectic, joyous and sad, irreverent and profound but neverdull The work is elegantly crafted and rich in wordplay Kate sconsistent handling of metre and form make these poems accessible and satisfying to all and few will not find the special pleasure of personalresonances somewhere


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