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Helen Moore’s The Mother Country’ -Reviewed

Helen Moore The Mother Country 

Awen Publications, www.awenpublications.co.uk

ISBN 978-1-906900-58-8, 96pp 

‘The Mother Country’ is concerned with dispossession, particularly in deportations from Britain to Scotland, Celts being forced out of Scotland during the Highland Clearances and more contemporary issues with inheritance and ecology. The poems are divided into sections, ‘The Disinherited’, ‘The Gates of Grief’, ‘The Skin of their Future’ and ‘Legacies’, each with...

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