We want to tell you how ...

An anthology of poetry and prose celebrating women’s loves, lives and landmarks.

Fourteen women have contributed to this anthology. We share our experiences of love and life ... and the landmarks that mark our progress through our lives ... in our own very varied styles, using poetry and prose.

'We want to tell you how ... contains deeply heartfelt, pain-fully honest, and beautifully written pieces of writing. For those who have ever lived with hope or regret, you will find your own story amongst these pages.' —Clare Summerskill


Book Specification: 
144 pages
March, 2018

I was born in Luton, Bedfordshire. I came out at 31. I have recently stopped full-time teaching and am focusing on writing about my experiences and researching 1920s and 1930s women in London and Paris. I enjoy giving talks and visiting London galleries and museums for inspiration.Writing these poems has got me through some difficult times. I hope the reader recognises the feelings in these words and feels less alone, at such times. 

I trained as a primary school teacher in my thirties, and that job, and my children, took all my time and energy! Now retired I have the time and opportunity to develop a range of diverse interests. These include writing; working as a voluntary woodland ranger; photo­graphy; walking, especially with my two dogs; and doing archival work. This last activity has mainly involved cataloguing the Kenric archive at the London Metro­politan Archive. This is particularly rele­vant as Pat Dungey and I are currently working on a book covering Kenric 1965–2015.