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Lexley G

I have recently put together a selection of my poems written over the last ten years or so. I am mostly selling these for our local Cancer Support Centre.The poems are mainly light hearted and I hope will amuse. The book entitled "PROSAITRY" is divided into various sections, one of which is Christmas so here is a one poem which might resonate with readers at this time of year.

They're prepared for take-off now
those plucky little birds,
soon they'll be flapping near and
bearing good will words,
news from friends too busy
to write to you or me
but firmly believing that we
can't wait to see
how their wonder family have fared all this year,
has Tarquin got his doctorate?
Oh yes, never fear,
and Arabella, well we call her Belle
she's met the perfect man
from a very good background
and pots of money as well.

We follow all the exploits of these and other pairs
seemingly more perfect
throughout the passing years,
and then they too have children
so we need never fear
that the sagas won't continue
for, oh dear, many a year.

I'd like to harness a robin,
maybe I will some time
but I'd want to be clever
and write it all in rhyme,
which would take some effort,
it would simply be too hard,
so I'll just sit down as usual
and handwrite every card.

Editor: Lexley is very kindly donating a signed copy of Prosaitry. Details will appear on the website soon. Many thanks Lexley.

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Meet The Author...
Lexley George
Who Am I?

I’ve been writing poetry and short stories for some time but “How Could She Persuade Him” is my first venture into a novel which I self-published through Amazon. (see the advert).

My favourite Jane Austen book is “Persuasion” and this was the inspiration for my novel. Anna, the heroine is older than most rom-com heroines, ‘old hen’ rather than ‘chick’ lit. As she laments, “Why was it that in all romances the heroine had to be young, sassy, and slim? Why indeed?

I suppose all novels are to some degrees autobiographical but I’m not Anna although she does have some of my characteristics – especially comfort eating!

Apart from writing I love cooking for friends, reading and trying to keep fit with dancing and swimming – something has to counteract the over-eating! I also belong to a reading group and host one for local writers. I do try to concentrate on writing though and have just produced a collection of poems* and am working on another novel. This is more of a psychological thriller.

When I was younger I lived for a few years each in the West Indies and the Middle East - both great experiences. I also enjoyed teaching evening class cookery for quite a while, before starting my own catering business in Wales. One of my regular clients was a recording studio and despite knowing nothing about pop music after the 1960s, it was a great experience getting to know all the groups. They were always very worried if I liked the piece they were working on!

Now my husband and I are lucky enough to have retired to live between Southampton Water and the New Forest. When we have time we really appreciate the beauty of the area. However, like most of us “people of a certain age” between all the activities and family visits to our four children and nine grandchildren we wonder how we ever had time for a “proper” job.

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