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Hesketh, Phoebe

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ISBN 10: 1870612035 / ISBN 13: 9781870612036
Published by Enitharmon Pr, 1992
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Title: Sundowner

Publisher: Enitharmon Pr

Publication Date: 1992

Book Condition: Good

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When Phoebe Hesketh’s collected poems Netting the Sun were published by Enitharmon in 1989, reviewers were quick to praise her considerable achievements in a writing career of over forty years: Outposts described the book as a solid and significant collection of poems that deserves to reach a wider audience’, and P.N. Review called it an immensely rewarding book distinguished by a lucid intelligence and a quiet integrity’. In Sundowner, a newly-written selection, Phoebe Hesketh shows again her skill and vitality in poems that explore familiar themes with freshness, humour and a remarkable stoicism.

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Phoebe Hesketh (1909-2005), daughter of the pioneer radiologist A.E.Rayner, was born in Preston in 1909 and educated at the Cheltenham Ladies' College. For most of her life she lived in Lancashire, in a landscape frequently described in her poetry and also in her prose books Rivington (1972) and Village of the Mountain Ash (1990). During the Second World War she worked for the Bolton Evening News and was later a freelance lecturer, poetry teacher and journalist, producing many articles for journals and scripts for the BBC. She began writing poetry at an early age, but not until 1948 was her first book published; it was followed by nine further volumes before her Collected Poems were gathered together in 1989. Her poetry for younger readers has been published in A Song of Sunlight (Chatto, 1974) and in Six of the Best (Puffin, 1989). She published fifteen poetry collections, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1956.

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