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By: Moira Andrew

Breakfast With Swallows

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‘Moira Andrew's poems are funny, quirky and fresh. They offer shrewd observations of older generations with profound insight into the strangest regions of our own lives. There are poems which paint landscapes of intense colour and fierce heat, brought together in Breakfast with Swallows.’ Alison Brackenbury â€˜Moira Andrew has an unusual gift of being able to write about everyday life and make it special. I've heard her read and seen listeners’ faces light up with recognition when she touches on something that illuminates their own experiences. But she goes well beyond the everyday when she writes about her love of birds, flowers and the nature that surrounds us.’ Caroline Carver‘Breakfast with Swallows is Moira Andrew at her sensual best—nature, music, family, sex; all observed with the sharp eye and ready wit that Moira has in dollops. She knows who she is and has the confidence to tell you, laying a trail with beautiful views and intriguing people. This book is a feast and you'll want a long breakfast.’ Dawn Bauling

Born and educated in Scotland, Moira Andrew is an ex-teacher and Head Teacher. She was also a lecturer in education at Craigie College of Education, Ayr, and part-time tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Now a full-time writer and poet-in-schools, Moira has been writing and publishing poetry since the 1980s. Much of her work has been for children and teachers. On the death of her husband, Moira moved from Cardiff to Cornwall. She now lives with her partner in Somerset where she has returned to her first love, writing poetry for adults.

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