Two for Joy: Scenes From Married Life

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Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. Celebrating a marriage through poetry, Abse’s extraordinary sequel to The Presence returns to his life before his bereavement.

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Dannie Abse was for many years a chest specialist in a London teaching hospital. A poet, reviewer and playwright, he has written and edited more than fifteen books of poetry, as well as books about medicine and also fiction. He is the author of Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve and several autobiographical volumes, including Goodbye, Twentieth Century, which was published in 2001 to critical acclaim. He died, at the age of 91, in September 2014.

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"I love their delicacy, their exquisite taste, and the sense of their sustained happiness together." -- Joan Bakewell * Observer *

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Dannie Abse
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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, The Presence, which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008.In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage through all its seasons, and celebrates love in verse which is funny, tender and playful as well as serious and passionate. Almost half the poems appear in this form for the first time. 'One for sorrow, two for joy' is the old country saw about the magpie. These poems reflect its truth, and in the process transfigure ordinary life and love into something rich and strange. Seller Inventory # WBC9780091931179

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Dannie and Joan Abse had been married for more than fifty years when she was killed in a car crash in 2005. After her death he wrote his extraordinary memoir of loss, The Presence, which was the Wales Book of the Year in 2008.In contrast, much of this new collection is a delightful celebration. In it Dannie Abse returns to their marriage through all its seasons, and celebrates love in verse which is funny, tender and playful as well as serious and passionate. Almost half the poems appear in this form for the first time. 'One for sorrow, two for joy' is the old country saw about the magpie. These poems reflect its truth, and in the process transfigure ordinary life and love into something rich and strange. Seller Inventory # WBC9780091931179

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