The Night Trotsky Came to Stay

£9.95

The Night Trotsky Came to Stay was shortlisted for the 2008 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the overall winner in the 2006 Book & Pamphlet Competition.

The nub of Allison McVety’s poems is family history, learnt from her mother’s lap: a father in Special Operations during World War II, tales of telegrams and de-mobs, an uncle dragging the docks for bodies, abused wives and loving, dancing couples. Magical, intriguing stories, which nurtured and fostered her imagination.

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