George's 14th Poetry Anthology
The bard of Hethersett,
George Beckford, has just produced his 14th book of poetry.
George, who is well known
for championing environmental issues in Hethersett and who is a leading
light in the Hethersett Environmental Action Team, has entitled the
latest collection More Per-Verse-Sonal than Normal and says that it is
the 14th anthology taken from his life and more personal than
some of the predecessors.
“My family have indicated
that I take too many things too seriously and that I should get a little
light-hearted,” he says in the foreword.
The collection features 41
poems based on subjects as diverse as chance remarks, weather changes,
politicians, eating out and George’s past. The anthology features a
number of Hethersett groups including Woodside First School. He is also
outspoken about local radio and television presenters and even comments
made by a tree expert.
“One of the poems arises
from a niggle started some time ago by a tree expert who gave a talk to
a local group and stated that while Suffolk had plenty of trees Norfolk
had very few. As someone who tours parts of the county weekly, and trees
abound everywhere, it annoys me that speakers don’t always get their
facts right,” George said.
George has a limited number
of each anthology printed for distribution mainly amongst friends,
family and local groups. He also donates copies to Hethersett Library.
“If anybody is interested
in having a copy free of charge they can contact me on 01603 811433,”