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‘Dunmore gets a wonderful balance between delicate, exact, surprising language and very strong thought - which may be bitter, sardonic or violent, tender or wildly imaginative, but is always generous ... A lovely poetic electricity runs through her poems.’
(Sean O’Brien and Ruth Padel, PBS Bulletin)

‘At once intimate and strange ... Celebrations mingle with apprehensions throughout this volume, which in a sense lights candles for the human journey, its homecomings, its departures, its comforts, its finalities.’
(Peter Pegnall, London Magazine)

‘This is a poet whose words can be savoured on the tongue.’
(Iain Crichton Smith, Glasgow Herald)


Reviews of children's poetry

‘Every poem is an experience to be savoured, remembered and then enjoyed all over again’
(Jan Mark)

‘one of the most child-centred and truly original collections of poetry for children I’ve seen in a long time’
(Tony Bradman)
 
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