Sheep On The Somme – huge discount on Amazon

Amazon are doing one of their things. Below is my post on FaceBook to let folk know. If you're in Australia and intereted in poetry or the first world war, I'd grab this. ~ Sheep On The Somme - what a price! I don't usually post book related posts twice in a day, but Amazon … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – huge discount on Amazon

Smorgasbord Book Review Rewind – #WWI – #Historical – Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book by Frank Prem

A huge thank you to Sally Cronin at the Smorgasbord Blog magazine for reprising her wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme today.

SOmetimes it is difficult to understand the impact of a piece of work – a new poetry collection, in this case – until a reader shares what it means for them. Sally’s review helped me to realise that SHeep On The Somme was perhaps a bigger project, with greater impact, than I had understood until I read her response.

Thank you Sally. Your review has made the work more special to me.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I have read some excellent books during 2021 so far and I am now sharing my reviews for the books from earlier this year…. good books deserve frequent showcases.

I have read and reviewed the poetry collections of Frank Prem and I was honoured to be asked to review his latest release, a profoundly moving photographic and poetic tribute to the Australian soldiers who fought so bravely in World War One.

My own grandfather served in the army for three years and was in the reserves when war broke out. He was called up in 1914 serving in the Royal Engineers. He was killed on November 2nd 1918, after being wounded three times.

Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book – in hardback and paperback this is a memorial to those who endured the horrors of the Battle of the Somme.

About the Collection.

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Sheep On The Somme – wonderful feedback

Anyone visiting this site will know how much I value reviews of my books. It is a brand new thrill each time I become aware that a review has been posted. Reviews of a book at the point of purchase, or on Goodreads, or personal blogs are crucial to let a potential reader know what … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – wonderful feedback

Sheep On The Somme – Claire’s review

I'm delighted to share another wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme, by Claire Tennant. THere is something about these pictures and the creation of a small story to go with them that seems to gather power to itself. Power to reach out and touch a reader, even though the war ended over a hundred … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Claire’s review

Sheep On The Somme – Sally Cronin’s review (out loud!)

I shared a link to Sally Cronin's wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme a week or so back. I didn't think it could get much better, as Sally is a skilled reviewer and placed the book into its context extremely well. She has gone a step further, however, having recently commenced podcasting on SoundCloud. … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Sally Cronin’s review (out loud!)

Sheep On The Somme – Peregrine’s Review.

My thanks today to US author and blog friend Peregrine Arc (A.R. Clayton) for her wonderful review of Sheep On The Somme. The images that I used in the book held the power to speak to me, and to tell me a story. I think it is true that they have a story - perhaps … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – Peregrine’s Review.

Smorgasbord Book Review – #WWI – #Historical – Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book by Frank Prem

A very special (first) review for Sheep On The Somme, posted by Sally Cronin at the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine.

Sally’s is a powerful review as she discusses some of her own family’s war experience, as do many of the correspondents to the review.

I feel quite humbled, as I realise that this work – more than any other I have been involved with – has the ability to touch people’s lives today, even though the events are over a hundred years ago.

Thank you, Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I have read and reviewed the poetry collections of Frank Prem and I was honoured to be asked to review his latest release, a profoundly moving photographic and poetic tribute to the Australian soldiers who fought so bravely in World War One.

My own grandfather served in the army for three years and was in the reserves when war broke out.  He was called up in 1914 serving in the Royal Engineers. He was killed on November 2nd 1918, after being wounded three times.

Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book  – in hardback and paperback this is a memorial to those who endured the horrors of the Battle of the Somme.

About the Collection.

In this Picture Poetry collection, journey with the AIF, the ANZACS and the German and French armies at war on the Western Front during the Great War of…

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Booklaunch: Sheep On The Somme

Sheep On The Somme has now been launched. It was a pleasure to join with six other poets for the Wordsin the Woolshed session yesterday. I managed to record my introduction of Sheep On The Somme and also some thoughts on picture poetry as a medium. I had to chuckle when I was compiling this … Continue reading Booklaunch: Sheep On The Somme