Heather Riches, a daughter of a miner, was born in Yorkshire and educated at Hemsworth Grammar School. She trained as a college lecturer at Huddersfield University, though most of her teaching was done in the South Yorkshire coalfields. Although interested in poetry from an early age, she did not start writing until later in life. Her writings reflect many of her experiences and the people she has encountered. She is married with two children and is now a grandmother of three.
This poetry anthology provides reflections on a variety of topics ranging from nature, family, and transformative experiences. The experiences contained are not earth-shattering or unique, but everyday stories that could be told by everybody. Heather Riches has encapsulated these in a thoughtful but...