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Georgian England, at the start of the Industrial Revolution, just four years after the Battle of Waterloo. Two children, from poor families and in dire circumstances, each have good reason to run away and seek better life. Brought together by chance; staying together from loyalty and the need for human companionship. Developing into loving young adults with strong sense of justice and humanity, the two are appalled by the plight of the common workers....
License to relate her story
In her voice, to tell History
Who she was-as I hear her say
But still you will come face-to-face
With a "Portia," whose life outshines
All brilliance this black ink divines....
In his unique brand of spoken word, Africadian poetry, the incomparable George Elliott Clarke explores a personal subject: his great-aunt Portia White. The result is a stirring, epic poem...
This book contains poetry from numerous countries all centred around the subject of war. Primarily British and American poems dating from 1914 to 1917 have been collected in this edition by the editor George Clarke. The subject matter of these poems encompass patriotism, courage, self-sacrifice, enterprise, and endurance. Authors included are V Lindsay, Galsworthy, Kipling and others. (Excerpt from Goodreads)