Leave your latest acquisition, ‘Poems That Make Grown Men Cry’ on the table and watch, amazed, as your own Grown Man picks it up and starts to read it.
And no, he doesn’t cry.
But YOU do, when he decides to read Derek Walcott’s ‘Love After Love’ to you.
In ‘Poems That Make Grown Men Cry’ (which I can highly recommend!), it’s chosen by the actor Tom Hiddleston, who says “In the madness and mayhem of modern life…this poem reminds me of a basic truth: that we are, as we are, ‘enough’.”
I thought that was rather nice.
Now then, to the winners of my little book giveaway. Yes, winnerS, plural. I realised that I already had ‘Write A Novel And Get It Published’ on my shelf, so I’m giving that one away as a second prize.
Thank you for all your interesting comments and book suggestions. I was intrigued by the variety of books you’re all reading and there are definitely a few that you’ve mentioned that I’m adding to my (long) list.
First name out of the hat, was Catherine Rose Davis, who wins the 3 book collection and Julie Lees was the second name pulled out, so she wins the Novel Writing book.
Congratulations to you both! If you can email me email@example.com or DM me on Twitter with your address, I’ll get those sent off to you tomorrow! I hope you enjoy them.
And to everyone else, sorry you didn’t win but I will run another giveaway or competition over the next few weeks. Enjoy your Bank Holiday and I hope it doesn’t rain..!
But if it does, take a leaf out of Bonnie’s book: race around until you’re too tired to play with your toy sausages, collapse in front of the Aga and RELAX.