Book 1: Prelude

Book ‘1' sets the scene for the poet's entry into this world during the latter stages of the Second World War.

It’s the Isle of Man, the town of Ramsey, and a harbour filled with fishing boats and cargo ships keeping this small Island alive. Winches whistle and gulls scream as fish, cement, coal and supplies are unloaded onto the busy quayside in this, the poet’s:

  town-to-be
  -born-in
  on a November morning.

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