‘She moves into a houseboat where she writes and writes until the boat rots. The diaries were a form of dreaming for her, recreating, even creating life.’
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Pippa Little speaks with Geoff Hattersley about poetry in her African and Scottish childhood, building a career as an early school leaver and her return to Higher Education, and her approaches to writing.