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The book's sections, with their subtly seasonal patterning, are designed to complement each other and to enrich the reader's imagination through the exacting precision of a style distinguished by its dextrous control. (Source: back cover)
Dedication: To my daughter Katharine Margot, my husband David, my mother and the memory of my father.
Comprises 'four deliberately distinctive sections': Part One - 'Contemporary References' a miscellany of social and literary subjects (pp. 2-20); Part Two - 'Psalms' a sequence of metaphysical poems (pp. 22-27); Part Three - 'The Midwife' consists a single poem (pp. 30-41); Part Four - 'The Winter Baby' celebrates a late-born daughter (pp. 44-64).
* Contents derived from the Sydney,New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson,1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.