A Quickening

Rosemary Hector


Pages: 48
ISBN: 978-1-910012-63-5
Publication Date: 04/10/2019

... Hector’s effervescent collection about the Christmas story ... continues to surprise and engage from first poem to last.
Mark Greene, Director of LICC

Journey afresh into the wonder, the beauty and the glory that is to be found in the age-old story of Christmas. This beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring collection of poems and illustrations brings new insights, moments for pause and reflection, and is a wonderful accompaniment through the Advent period.

Journey afresh into the wonder,

beauty and glory to be found

in the age-old story of Christmas.

This beautiful little gift book weaves together different voices, forms and perspectives, in a collection of thought-provoking and inspiring poems that retell and reframe the Nativity story. A rich tapestry that offers new insights and moments to pause and reflect in the busiest period of the year.

The perfect accompaniment through the Advent period, A Quickening invites us to encounter this story for ourselves.

With words that speak to the heart as well as the head, helping us to focus again on the One at the centre of it all – Jesus.

Beautifully designed with pen and ink hand-drawn illustrations by illustrator Kelsey Johnston, this is a book to treasure or give as a meaningful gift this Christmas, for those who wish to experience this story anew and for those who do not know the story at all.

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About the author

Rosemary Hector
Rosemary Hector

Rosemary Hector has had poetry published in New Writing Scotland, Chapman, by Dove Tales and Scottish PEN, and is the author of Knowing Grapes (HappenStance Press, 2014) and Labyrinth (Handsel Press, 2017).

Her book, Oren Leibowitz, Tuesday with illustrations by Kirralee Fisher won first prize at the Scottish Association of Writers’ Award for a self-published book in March 2019.

She is currently President of the Edinburgh Writers’ Group. She is interested in Scottish writing and visual art, textiles, travel and walking. Rosemary lives in Edinburgh with her husband, Alistair.

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