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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,” he said.