My oldest daughter, the poet, wrote some more poems, and now they’ve been put together and published in a book.

It’s called Bridge, and it’s available online from Gatehouse Press. And I might add, it’s well worth a read.

And yes, I am shamelessly promoting my own daughter. But that’s not just ‘cos I’m her mum and it’s my job, it’s because she’s a wonderful poet and I’m really proud of her, as I am of all my children.

And anyway, if I carry books like babies on my hip” isn’t one of the best first lines of a poem, ever, then I don’t know what is.