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SPECIAL OFFER

This month, we will be offering three best selling smith|doorstop prose books for £20 

 

Falling into Place

Jane Routh

 

Jane Routh’s Falling into Place reflects on life enriched by the land she lives with and looks after, alive to her surroundings and fellow creatures. A poet’s ear, a photographer’s eye and dirt under her fingernails make for richly textured lyrical writing, full of detail and insight, precise observation and considered recollection – all so lightly managed and with lovely flashes of humour, it is completely compelling and a joy to read.  

The book is set in the north west’s Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

 

'There’s a quite wonderful quality of layering in the observations that make up Jane Routh’s Falling into Place, a journal or Shepherd’s Calendar in prose of a year in the Hindburn valley.It’s a quality that comes of being rooted for many years in one place, preternaturally alert to what’s going on around oneself. Jane Routh’s observations are graced with a poet’s command of language and the ability to weave particulars into memorable passages. Gilbert White and John Clare would find a great deal to delight them in these pages and quickly identify a kindred spirit in their Lancashire neighbour.' — AUGUST KLEINZAHLER 



Memoirs of a Jobbing Poet

Gerard Benson

 

Gerard Benson’s vivid, entertaining and occasionally flamboyant memoir is a testament to a generous talent dedicated to poetry and to life. Besides writing numerous books, Gerard made his mark in particular in theatre (as an actor and at The Central School) and in performances with The Barrow Poets and at the Royal Festival Hall. He was also one of the prime movers of the iconic public arts scheme, Poems on The Underground.

 

Disclaimed at birth and later given the heave-ho by his family, Gerard Benson constructed a life that was vigorously independent. Much of the earlier half was harrowing or sad, with an up-against-it gaiety. The latter part, with his wife Cathy, approached lyrical happiness. Linking all was the absurd profession of jobbing bard and journeyman maker to which, seemingly, some of us are born. It is beautifully tabulated here, as is his rollicking acting career. He was a delightful man, and the next-best thing to knowing him would be to read these lively, humorous and eloquent memoirs.

– Kit Wright 



The House

Kathleen Lightfoot

 

Kathleen Lightfoot was born in Lancashire more years ago than she cares to remember. She trained as a nurse in Liverpool. Married with three children she finally arrived in Yorkshire in the late sixties. From hospital she moved into education, teaching Health Studies in Further Education and then in a large Comprehensive school. She is a happy member of The Doncaster Women’s Writing Group.

 

The House is a compelling and varied collection of short stories.  All create worlds which are vividly real and all of them, though historical, have relevance to today. 

In a series of six extended narratives, one house is shown with its different occupants and circumstances, ranging from the First World War to just after the Second. 

Engagingly written, insightful and warm, these stories return again and again, sometimes with longing, to the importance of home.

 

'I loved this book. Kath Lightfoot's beautifully written stories do justice to the difficult histories of working people's lives. The evocative details of everyday life are here, but so are the thinkers and the dreamers. She shows us poverty and powerlessness - especially in the wonderful workhouse monologues - bus since these are stories populated by believeable characters, we also find love, humor, community, adventure and the desire for social justice' - Nell Farrell





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