'...LIKE LOOKING THROUGH A PHOTO ALBUM AND FILLING IN THE GAPS WITH MY OWN MEMORIES.'
Helen Cooper, Stonewood Press reviews online
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.
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.
Publisher: Valley Press
Number of Pages: 100
Date Published: 2016-03-24