'...LIKE LOOKING THROUGH A PHOTO ALBUM AND FILLING IN THE GAPS WITH MY OWN MEMORIES.'

Helen Cooper, Stonewood Press reviews online

Books

Dad’s Slideshow

 

Dad’s Slideshow is a sequence charting a family’s ancestry over a lifetime and includes a range of different voices – vividly captured in carefully constructed forms.

 

Di Slaney’s deft and evocative poems are a living testimony of what survives long after the events recorded in a family album. She writes movingly about relationships, tracing links to the past which informs our understanding of the present.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910413-05-0
Publisher: Stonewood Press
Number of pages: 40
Date Published: April 2015

 

Reward for Winter

 

In 2005, Di Slaney abandoned her urban existence to become the custodian of an ancient farmhouse in Nottinghamshire, populating it with – at the last count – 150 animals, most of them rescued.

 

Reward for Winter tells that story on three levels: the earthy triumphs and tribulations of a novice smallholder; the history of Bilsthorpe from Viking settlement through Civil War to coal mining in the 1920s; and the quirky and affecting biography of one of the farm’s chickens.

ISBN: 9781908853639

Publisher: Valley Press

Number of Pages: 100

Date Published: 2016-03-24

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