The View from the Corner Shop is a diary for the Mass Observation Project, written by a Yorkshire shop assistant called Kathleen Hey, during the Second World War. There were gaps in the diary, which irked my sense of liking things to be in a certain order and the publisher puts in notes to give … Continue reading Book Review. The View from the Corner Shop: The Diary of a Yorkshire Shop Assistant in Wartime by Kathleen Hey.
HOUSE FOR DEMOLITION Memories chase me down the slippery verdant path, through the gate with its rusty spring. I nod to the passion fruit vine still visiting the neighbours, leaving crop as payment for their space. A climbing rose has embraced the Judas tree. The roofline steeples its hands in prayer giving thanks for the … Continue reading Poems House for Demolition & Letters by Deryn Pittar.