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5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy folklore, 16 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Changeling (Paperback)
To judge a book by it's cover... this rather put me off. Yet after reading it, the cover grows on me. It is a bit of folk-legend out of place in the modern world... try not to look at the cover until you've read it!

She recently read 'Broadstairs' from this book on Radio4 and it is one of the stronger poems with exciting, tumbling pace. But it has many good companions here that, like the best poetry, has one coming back to read again and wonder why the meaning has changed.

So important for me personally: this book is cleanly printed on good but slightly thin paper; although thin it is just too big for my jacket pocket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fine collection, 28 Feb 2014
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These are beautiful poems, expertly crafted, by a poet who has a sharp and original vision. They are brave poems, by someone who is more of a realist than most of us about the world and her place in it. This is one of my favourite collections of recent years, and one I read again and again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars rich, varied, and honest, 30 Aug 2013
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I bought the collection on the strength of 'The Caravan', which I stumbled across in a charity-shop anthology, and another Pollard poem which was in a wedding anthology. And it's brilliant. Fairytales and the surreal balance against moments of domestic cosiness, and then when you're suitably lulled and enchanted, she throws in an absolute gut-punch of uncompromising brutal honesty (buy this book for the blunt accusatory force of 'Amtssprache' alone. These things need to be said and said again.)
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Changeling by Clare Pollard (Paperback - 26 May 2011)
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