The author was born in Martock, in the South of Somerset, in 1949, and moved to Minehead, on the coast, in 1963, going to University in 1967, and caught up with job, house and marriage elsewhere by 1973. He does, though, often return to the West Country. This poem was written partly in Bishops Stortford, and partly in and around Minehead, and also Dartington in South Devon, 1992-1993.
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