Here are two of the latest reviews for Heather Wastie’s Don’t Oil The Hinges:
“I’m enjoying Don’t Oil the Hinges enormously… I love the way Heather weaves introductions into the book, I’ve never seen this done before and it creates a lovely, intimate reading experience.”
Nancy Campbell, Canal Laureate
“You can’t help but warm to Heather Wastie’s enthusiasm, creativity, and zest in putting poetry at the heart of a community.”
Greg Freeman (Write Out Loud)
5* Amazon Review from E.M. Eames
“This is a fine collection of humane tales by a consistently excellent author of both prose and poetry.
The title story was the first to grab me, and I was delighted to find that all the other pieces matched it in quality. Thomas has perfected a blend of quiet humour and telling social commentary. These are timeless tales.”
Black Pear Press is delighted to award the first Black Pear Press Prize For Fiction to University of Worcester graduate Michael Wheatley.
Kevin Brooke’s second novel for young readers of 7-11 (but everyone will love it) Max & Luchia–The Game Makers is receiving rave reviews! Max & Luchia–The Game Makers takes you on a magical journey into an online game invented by the imagination of Max & Luchia.
Illustrated throughout by the super-talented Seraphim Bryant, this is an exciting, engaging read that young readers have said is unputdownable! Here’s what some of them say:
‘This book is a wonderful adventure! I really enjoyed reading about how the children played ‘Ma-Chia’ and I always hoped they would get to the next level. The descriptions are so good that I felt I was part of the story.’ Elinor van Dam, aged 8
‘I enjoyed Max & Luchia as it led down some unexpected routes’
Ellie Cross, Student at Blessed Edward Oldcorne
‘I couldn’t put it down. It is an amazing book’
Jake Rouse, Student at Blessed Edward Oldcorne
Come along to the launch, doors open 4pm for a 4.30pm start on Sunday 23 September 2018 at The Hive, Worcester.
Heather Wastie’s marvellous journey during her year as Worcestershire Poet Laureate is recorded in these packed pages. Enjoy reading about everything from creaking doors to Tweets, and ‘Our Spake’. Launching at Park’s Cafe, 4 Victoria Square, Droitwich WR9 8DS Saturday 15 September, doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start, come along and enjoy an evening of poetry and music. Get your copy signed by Heather.
The Archers actor, Sunny Ormonde (who performs one of Heather’s poems as part of her excellent one-woman show) said:
“Needing a poem about local life for my show at Bewdley Festival I discovered Heather’s wonderfully funny poems on line. Immediately smitten, I contacted her and was over the moon when she kindly offered to write a special poem for the show and Dad was a fan of The Archers was born. Nothing could have been more perfect—it was a huge hit and continues to be so.
“Don’t Oil The Hinges is a delightful collection of poems—a pot pourri of Worcestershire life and experiences. Joyful, funny, touching, informative and vibrant. Heather is one of the finest poets around.”
Poet, singer/songwriter, keyboard/accordion player, actor, humourist and facilitator Heather Wastie was born in Cradley Heath and grew up in the Black Country. In 2006 she moved to Kidderminster where in 2013 she was Writer in Residence at the Museum of Carpet. In 2015, the year of publication of her book, ‘Weaving Yarns’ she was appointed Worcestershire Poet Laureate.
Kieran Davis’s fabulous second collection of poetry Legacy—launch 21 July at Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, Worcester WR1 2DP—all welcome.
The late, great, Paul Lenzi said:
“Legacy” is the poetically powerful follow-up to “Lacuna,” Kieran Davis’s remarkable first volume of verse, all the more delightful for the number of poems. This sequel ranges over a variety of topics, all of which incorporate the author’s perceptive observations of his world. Davis’s treatment of relationships is especially sensitive, and reveals, with every artful turn of phrase, an innate sense of utter decency.
This is a collection that satisfies this poetry lover on many levels; aesthetic, intellectual, emotional, as well as spiritual. It will surely leave readers clamouring for more.
Paul F. Lenzi
The story of the first ten years of The Antipoet, told in the inimitable style of Paul Eccentric. Get it today!
£10 +P&P—includes DVDs
Life on the road, in their own words.
‘This book is dedicated to Ian Newman for a decade of abuse.’ “Great bass player; he’s genius.”—Ed Tudor Pole, July 2010
The Antipoet featured at the 42Worcester LitFest Special in June 2018—a fab evening full of smiling faces and laughter—the book tells the story!