All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

Rebecca Gethin / Apr 01, 2020
All the Time in the World Rebecca Gethin s mother died when she was two It was a tragic unexpected death from lung cancer At the age of she left two small children and a husband to fumble their way through grief and shock
  • Title: All the Time in the World
  • Author: Rebecca Gethin
  • ISBN: 9781910836606
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rebecca Gethin s mother died when she was two It was a tragic, unexpected death from lung cancer At the age of 32, she left two small children and a husband to fumble their way through grief and shock Half a century later, a handful of brief letters unexpectedly emerged, written by the dying woman to her mother and sister In these poems that woman s voice facing deatRebecca Gethin s mother died when she was two It was a tragic, unexpected death from lung cancer At the age of 32, she left two small children and a husband to fumble their way through grief and shock Half a century later, a handful of brief letters unexpectedly emerged, written by the dying woman to her mother and sister In these poems that woman s voice facing death and loss is heard again, and her daughter replies Extremely moving compelling heart rending Helena Nelson Gethin s distillation of her material sets her poems apart, causes them to ring with truth She notes that the child she was is still in the room The visit than sixty years later Inhabiting her mother s voice through judiciously placed fragments of found letters, each detail is fitted into place like a piece in the rich mosaic of a short life lived lovingly The effect is enhanced through Gethin s characteristic use of naturalistic imagery a mole becomes the forbidden word want burrowing out of its winding passages , creating want hills A laburnum tree dangles its golden flames at sunset Rooks flock to haunt the trees at dusk It is all there, painstakingly crafted, distilled to its finest essence Wendy Klein These are brave, honest and deeply touching poems, and in them Rebecca Gethin has achieved a remarkable portrait of the mother she mourns Gill McEvoy
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      • Rebecca Gethin

        Rebecca won her first writing competition at the age of ten with an essay on rabbits for the Wharfedale Naturalists Society Early precocity was swamped by children, work, the fever of everyday life and she forgot what she had originally wanted to be 45 years were to pass before she won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award with her first novel, which was published in 2011 Her first poetry collection, River is the Plural of Rain, was published by Oversteps Books in 2009 She has worked as a creative writing tutor in a prison and currently works as a freelance creative writing tutor and writer Rebecca blogs at

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