A first collection with a strong atmosphere and a distinctive voice. Peter Reading wrote that in Ruth Silcock's book "life is a very real, potentially tragic lottery. The best of these technically varied and adroit verses, such as that about the eponymous mental patient Mrs. Carmichael, spring from the author's vocational sympathy... Hardyesque feelings towards lost opportunities and hostile environment sometimes fulminate into rage". Born in 1925, Ruth Silcock became a psychiatric social worker. She lives in Oxfordshire.
|Publisher:||Anvil Press Poetry, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.74(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.03(d)|