The pansies on my patio are peeping over the top of their pots and there's signs of new growth on the rose bushes, I'm thinking spring, spring, spring. Yesterday Alex, a great nephew (great in both senses of the word) came round to help with the heavy work in the garden. He happily lopped trees, and cut back the jungle then offered to come over on the weekend to sort out the shed. See I wasn't exaggerating when I said he's a great, great-nephew.
ANN MASSEY, was born in 1945 and grew up in the harsh environment of a council estate in the industrial north of England. Brought up on stories of the bleak living conditions in Lancashire before World War 11, her new book SALVATION JANE grapples with the emergence of the working poor in Australia. Ann lives in Perth , Western Australia.