For me reading a writer’s work I sometimes can relate to a character there’s a commonality, but I often find the result wasn’t the same as my own experience. This discovery makes me reassess my decisions and make changes or give me ideas on how to better handle if I’m placed in the same position a second time. Sometimes books choose its readers, and its words are burden with the spirit to uplift or enlighten, maybe educate or merely to trigger memories of forgotten happiness. This is its purpose.
For anyone interested in reading 20th century history, and fascinating real-life autobiographies, you will find Kathleen Copcutt’s memoir a real treat. At the age of 92 she recently released her book ‘Yer Never Knows Wot’s Anging ‘Til It Drops!’
Jeremy Zimmerman was fed up with seeing the enjoyment of poetry being lost to the 21st century fixation with smartphones and social media. So, at the age of 81, he has decided to release a beautiful anthology of poems designed to be read with children of all ages and to help keep alive the tradition of reading poetry to kids.