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Cinnamon Press Book Launch
Thu 5 May 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Join Sheila Wild, Anne Caldwell and Jo Howard for the launch of their books published by Cinnamon Press.The authors will give readings from their new books at this free event, which is open to every one!
Equinox by Sheila Wild
In this long-awaited debut collection, Sheila Wild matches perfect craft with piercing observation. The language is elegant, delicate, but the effect is powerful. Exquisite images and a considered tone are brought to bear on loss, grief and indignity, on the transience and susceptibilities of life whilst precise and compassionate observation of the natural world is used to great effect. Mature, balanced and humane, this is an exceptional debut.
Painting the Spiral by Anne Caldwell
In her second full-length collection, Anne Caldwell marries the knack for surprise and inventive imagery with precise observation and lucid turns of phrase.
Beginning from quotidian moments — a hospital ward, a glass heart Christmas decoration, a writing retreat — Caldwell moves the reader into new landscapes, exterior and interior, with an assured grace that can nonetheless by unsettling. From short lyrical pieces to sequences, the human condition in all it's delight and grief is revealed.
Going for Broke by Jo Howard
It's 1987, in Manchester, feisty sixteen year old Jess is sick of her bossy dad, Cyril, and submissive mum, Doreen; she hates her life. When good-looking, charming 24 year old Eddie shows an interest, she is soon swept up in his world of alcohol, crime and debt.
Misplaced love leaves Jess to cope with desperate, life-changing situations.