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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Just a personal memory of Richard Attenborough
A film maker that got to the heart of how things really were. I met him once on the set of the feature film ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ on Brighton’s West Pier in the 60’s when he directed our … Continue reading
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April alphabet challenge – T is for Telegoons
The Telegoons were based on the famous ‘Goon Show’ the films were made in the 60s and I have just found the pics, a script and a film to download. Most people thought that the BBC made the series … Continue reading
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Boots for gnomes?
It was a bit a matter of divided loyalties today! Should I stay in the make the boots I’d promised a disgruntled gnome, the one in blue of the left? Go to the allotment in the rain to plant my garlic? … Continue reading
Dismantling the print shop!
Those were the days! We had blocks made, printed our own leaflets, programmes etc. There was something special about all the paraphenalia that went into … Continue reading
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Our marionettes in preparation for the Coronation 1952
The Jubilee celebrations made me think of this picture. This display was prepared for the windows of our house in Dartmouth Park Hill in North London for the coronation in 1952. My parents went of to perform at many of our … Continue reading
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14th May is forever etched in my memory.
My late mother’s birthday. I know many people remember their loved ones on their anniversary days and I am no exception. Today I remember her fortitude, helping her own mother to steer us all to safety in the Second World … Continue reading
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