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Family & More now available on Kindle
Sunday, November 21, 2010  12:05:00 PM

by Helena Harper



Memoir
Available both on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

I'm excited to announce the release of my poetic memoir Family & More - Enemies or Friends? on Kindle - available also as apps for the iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Blackberry.  For amazon.com click here and for amazon.co.uk, click here.

Here is the blurb:

Family and More is a beautifully lyrical collection of verse, in which Helena Harper recalls the people who have touched her life and taught her precious life lessons. As the daughter of a German mother and English father, who met in Hamburg at the end of World War II, she explores notions of national and emotional boundaries, the horrors of war, self-discovery and love, returning time and again to that oldest and most emotive of themes: the infinite power of the human spirit.

Besides heartwarming tributes to both parents, she describes the exploits and personalities of various German and English relatives, from her gifted, energetic maternal grandmother and heroic maternal grandfather whom she never met, to her two uncles, 'human and fallible both' – the hard-working, sun-loving German one, who nearly died at Stalingrad, and the charismatic, conservative English one. A much loved colleague, a devoted physiotherapist and difficult boss are also amongst the people described.

Many of the people she writes about are now dead, but as you read this collection you will notice that what stands out above all is a sense of life-affirming love and optimism. We are left at the end knowing that every encounter we have in life can be a force for good and, if we see with the heart, our man-made divisions will seem both absurd and insignificant. A moving celebration of our common humanity.

 

Helena Harper, poet & children's author

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A delightful trip for poetry lovers and a rare tribute to family & friends - 12/6/2009 9:43:00 AM

An enjoyable collection of poetry - full of passion and delightful detail - 11/14/2009 6:26:00 AM

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Encapsulates characters and events breathtakingly - 9/14/2009 7:38:00 AM

It's a Teacher's Life...! now available from Weybridge Books - 6/1/2009 5:39:00 AM

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It's a Teacher's Life...! now available from Haslemere bookshop - 4/18/2009 11:13:00 AM

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