Jennifer Christie Temple grew up in rural Hertfordshire in the 1950’s. The daughter of a traditional woodcutter and forester, her childhood days were spend in woodlands, meadows and country lanes and she learned to love and respect nature and all life.
Trained in biology, Jennifer found her work in science unfulfilling and soon turned her attention to writing. She became a successful freelance writer, working for magazines and newspapers across the UK and Ireland. For several years, she wrote a humorous column about city life for The Daily News in Birmingham, where she lived for 25 years.
Moving to a village on the border between England and Wales, she now lives in retirement with her husband and a small group of chickens and devotes her time to walking the surrounding hills, her grandchildren and writing poetry.
L. G. Cullens
on April 09, 2015 :
A UK based writer friend of mine (I admit) being a published author and accomplished reviewer and editor in her working life, enjoys writing poetry in her retirement.
Having had the pleasure of her sharing a few of her poems with me, I eagerly snapped up this collection. Not that I'm much into poetry, other than Frost and a very few others, but I'm in awe of her insight and wordsmith skills. I won't bother you with a list of my favorite poems by her, as they vary with mood, and likely with your tastes.
So I'll only note that for less than the price of a cup of coffee, you're likely to find a treasure trove of reading for years to come.
Personally, I'm eagerly awaiting a collection of narrative poetry she's mentioned working on, one piece shared blew me away.
So yeah, you can ignore this as my promoting a friend, but it'll be your loss :-) Had I only stumbled across this poetry collection, and not been acquainted with the author, I would promote its excellence none the less. Reading it with with any eye towards quality, I believe you'd do the same.
Searching the internet for my activity, you'll find that I don't write reviews such as this as a matter of habit ;-)
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)