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‘I discovered her skilful mix of poetry and prose as soon as I began Wild Writing Granny….I hope and believe that this will touch people far into the foreign country of the future as much as it touched me today.’

Bamber Gascoigne in the foreword to Wild Writing Granny 

Wild Writing Granny is a book full of delight, shot through with love, anguish, light, darkness and fun.’

Ysenda Maxtone Graham in The Spectator

‘A delightful, energy-filled memoir… the pace is brisk, the poems tender, the characters shrewdly drawn ….It’s hugely enjoyable.’

Kate Green in Country Life 

Her journey deals bravely with personal tragedy, yet all the way trembles on the brink of laughter’

Rosamunde Pilcher


Published by Stone Trough Books
51 Walmgate,York YO19TY
Tel 01904 670323
Price £15  ISBN 978-0-9544542-72
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Fishing for Spring   



ISBN: 978-0-906744-39-0

‘A fifth collection from Countryman contributor Mary Sheepshanks, inspired by the countryside she loves and by her keen eye for the joys and foibles of human nature… witty, thought-provoking and sensuous poems from one of the country’s most under-rated writers’ Mark Whitley in The Countryman


Available from Fighting Cock Press 

Tel 01904 706536
     45 Middlethorpe Drive, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1NA

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