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A South Downs Alphabet

A South Downs Alphabet

A South Downs Alphabet

£8.99

Sussex Wordsmiths

Description

A South Downs Alphabet celebrates the creation of the South Downs National Park (SDNP), the latest region in Britain to be honoured and protected in this way. Our inspiration came from the 1924 collection of poems by Eleanor Farjeon, A Sussex Alphabet – verses written to reflect her enduring love of the county. We invited 21st-century students of all ages to create poetry as their response to the SDNP. In two significant ways the poems here present a wider perspective than those in Farjeon’s original book. Firstly, they cover the three counties of Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex - the span of the park. Secondly, and most importantly, they are the work of a diverse range of people. Some authors are young; others by no means so. Some have written poetry before; for others it was literally their first attempt. For some the exercise was a solitary one while others collaborated with family, friends or classmates. Yet for all their diversity these wonderful poems echo Farjeon’s interest, imagination and sheer delight in this most alluring of regions.

Key Points
  • Echoes of Eleanor Farjeons’ enduring love of Sussex.
  • A creative collaboration from students of all ages across the region.
  • An artistic response to the creation of the South Downs National Park.
  • An A-Z of verse inspired by the beauties on our own doorstep.
Specification

ISBN: 978-1-906022-21-1, 187mm x 115mm, 76 pages, typographic fonts, hardback

Sussex Wordsmiths

21st-century students of all ages from across the region create poetry as their response to the South Downs National Park and Eleanor Farjeons’ original collection of poems A Sussex Alphabet, published nearly one hundred years ago.

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