Love in a Bookstore or Your Money Back

Sarah Quigley

Author: Sarah Quigley
Availability: No longer in print or stock
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Published: February 2003
Specs: 21.0cm x 15.0cm
ISBN: 9781869402846

Love in a Bookstore or Your Money Back is an attractive and accessible collection from an increasingly accomplished writer. The poems are chiefly poised lyrics written in a relaxed conversational tone and in the persona of a modern young woman who travels, observes, writes. They are frequently snatches from a personal story – friends, relations, lovers appear and disappear, urban scenes come and go.

The first section of the book touches on love in various forms and at various moments; the central section has a German focus and is more disturbing and sombre; in the last section, entitled ‘The bookstore’, the poet explores the life of a writer, again in momentary glimpses.

Sarah Quigley has a gentle reflective wit and a nice sense of a poem’s shape and tone.


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Sarah Quigley’s work is striking in its assurance and confidence. – Harvey McQueen, JAAM