FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS IN THE UK
Register   -   Login  -   Shopping Bag ( 0 ) cart

CART SUBTOTAL
£0
SHIPPING
£0.00

TOTAL
£0


Tales From Nettlefold Cottage

Lawrence Eric Wheeler

‘Teddy's in bed
With a cold in the head
And I'm the one to blame.
I was outside,
With toys spread wide,
Having a lovely game.'

£5.99

Product is added to your shopping bag.


Continue Shopping

Product is updated to your shopping bag.


Continue Shopping
ISBN : 978-1-78830-411-5
Published : 26/03/2020
Pages : 41
Size : 147x445
Imprint : Olympia Publishers


Lawrence Eric Wheeler

The poems in this book were written by Lawrence for his granddaughter, Zoe, as a gift when she was a small child. He conspired with Zoe's godmother, Heather Shopland (who continues to paint, draw and illustrate to this day), and together they created a beautifully poetry book.

Zoe's love of animals, the countryside and all natural living things were his inspiration. As a toddler, because she couldn't say ‘Grandad', Lawrence became affectionately known as Fuffa or Fuf instead; a name that adults and children alike all called him for the rest of his life.

Lawrence Wheeler was born in Brixton before moving to Shoreham-by-Sea where he received his education. On leaving school, he became employed in an insurance office in Brighton but his hate of the indoor life led him to take up jobs in the docks, on farms and in local nurseries. During this time, he was prolific in his poetry writing and had work published in poetry journals.

Lawrence served as a radio operator in the R.E. during the Second World War; saw action in Normandy on D-Day, and was present at the liberation of Belsen Concentration Camp.

In his later years he joined a writing group for Sussex poets run by some quite well-known amateur poets and often read aloud his work at various meetings of like-minded folk.

A natural ear for music and a love of nature influenced his writings, and his poetry demonstrates that he also called on his experiences and innermost feelings as subject matter to produce such sometimes thought-provoking and emotionally-charged work.

VIEW AUTHOR

About Book

‘Teddy's in bed
With a cold in the head
And I'm the one to blame.
I was outside,
With toys spread wide,
Having a lovely game.'

 

Every young child will delight in this entertaining collection of poetry. Inspired by a grandfather's love for his granddaughter, the poems delve into childhood experiences, family, nature, with some nonsense thrown in too! From the elephant to the dustbin; from the beloved teddy to the secret toys; from daydreams to wonderings, all mixed in with fun and love. This book is sure to be a firm favourite with all children.

You may also like