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These Silent Mansions : A life in graveyards

Sprackland, Jean
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: February 4, 2021
ISBN: 9780099587149
240 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


A refreshingly original meditation… I wish I had written it myself’ Literary ReviewGraveyards are oases: places of escape, peace and reflection. Liminal sites of commemoration, where the past is close enough to touch.

Yet they also reflect their living community – how in our restless, accelerated modern world, we are losing our sense of connection to the dead. Jean Sprackland – the prize-winning poet and author of Strands – travels back through her life, revisiting her once local graveyards. In seeking out the stories of those who lived and died there, remembered and forgotten, she unearths what has been lost.

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