LIMEHAVEN, by Vicky Arthurs.

LIMEHAVEN, by Vicky Arthurs. Published by Iron Press (0191-253 1901). £8. Softback.

THIS evocative collection of poems celebrates the bond between young and old, capturing time spent together and wonders shared. Inspired by childhood memories of the poet’s grandparents, the poems explore themes of love, war, nature and innocence.

She recalls: “Shaped by wartime, my grandparents were virtually self-sufficient. My grandfather hoed and dug while my grandmother stewed, baked, bottled and preserved. Their garden was a place of wonder and discovery. Here we watched birds build their nests, we pulled potatoes from the earth and tasted fresh-picked fruit.”