Rami and Bassam.Two men, two daughters, two states, two different colour license plates. Close together but worlds apart, two fathers separated by a border, brought together by the loss of their children. Can grief be a weapon for peace?
Brood: the bundling of family or thinking dark thoughts? Both denotations are at play in this collection of pared-back poetic gems whose background is loss and foreground, the ordinary: poached eggs, perfume and papaya.
From the archives at Belvoir Castle comes ‘Resolution’, the enthralling saga of two generations of the Marquis Of Granby’s family and a delicately rendered portrait of aristocratic, political and naval life in mid-Georgian England.
A meditation on the state of being in-between, a memoir of writer’s block and a cultural history, ‘Limbo' is a companion for the stuck, the stationary, the stranded and the stagnant. Sometimes to move forward, we have to stand still.