The hole in the wall
A little boy looks into a dry stone wall and imagines who might inhabit it. Poem with illustrations. A6 softback (postcard size) 24 pages.
Words and illustrations by Ann Perrin
Produced by The Dry Stone Walling Education Project
The Puppeteers Daughter
The poems explore the complexity of life as the daughter of marionette makers and performers. There are poems concerned with life, love and loss, also the seaside, artists, allotments and the eccentricities of life.
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Don’t Throw Away the Daisies (illustrated)
Ann’s poetry covers the big topics of love and death with originality. Take for instance the title poem which is full of surprises yet also wonderfully poignant.
- Here we go Christmas again and a bit lost for words …
- My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
- The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
- On World Puppetry Day, thinking about the part of my life spent treading the boards.
- Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry
- More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
- My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
- March – another month is flying by…
- Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
- Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
- Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
- Talking to myself – pictures – poems
- Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
- Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
- Happy Easter
- The way the brain may cope with self isolation –
- A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
- Hands upon hands and so expressive.
- Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
- A garden poem and love the marionettes!
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Where did he get that hat?
l Well, he made it himself in leather… So is Professor Paul Perrin ready for magic tricks, doves, white rabbits? Or just the new man about town? He may find his Mr Punch could get quite jealous? Time for … Continue reading
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Film edited at last! Mr Punch’s 350th Birthday Party.
More on ‘The Big Grin’ This film has been a bit of marathon, I had about an hour and half of footage. I wanted to make sure that every Mr Punch who had made the effort to attend was in the … Continue reading
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Marionettes never age, but their owners do!
A few marionettes from our attic – now in storage! A tiny bit of puppet history background Puppet companies in Europe certainly in the 60s, were often subsidised by the state. There was also a culture of street theatre, particularly … Continue reading
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The 60th Anniversary – The Goon Show
The Goon Show – The 60th Anniversary of the first show Today I am a very minor celebrity, as one of the ‘Telegoon’ puppeteers in the 60s. Off I go to the The Strutton Arms with Alan my partner and my two sons … Continue reading
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