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Poetry and Painting

The Road Taken


About this book:

  • ISBN: 978-1-910237- 42-7 (hardback)

  • Published 2020

  • Price £15.00 + postage

  • 162 pages

  • Illustrated with original paintings

Also by Patrick Howse:

Shadow Cast by Mountains


"Patrick I got your book today. I opened it at random at ‘Mrs MacDonald Visits Her Father’, tried to read it aloud to my wife and choked before the end. It is a beautifully accomplished poem. I almost daren’t read any more. I want to savour this one."
Allan Little, Chair, Edinburgh International Book Festival

“The poems are accessible, beautifully written and take us beyond the headlines to an emotional reckoning. This is a compassionate, intellectual and literary response.”
Professor Richard Sambrook

(The reviews above relate to the poet’s first book, ‘Shadow Cast by Mountains’

To read more of Patrick's poetry and writing see: http://patrickhowse.co.uk/
Cover painting The Road Taken by Inge Schlaile

About the Author:

Patrick Howse grew up in Lancashire and worked as a journalist for 30 years.
He covered conflicts in Northern Ireland and the Middle East, and between 2004 and 2009 was bureau chief for the BBC in Baghdad.
He now lives in Germany, where he has found joy, inspiration and sanctuary among the people and landscapes of Bavaria.
Patrick holds dual UK and Irish citizenship.

About the Illustrator:

Inge Schlaile was born in Munich, and studied Japanese at the city’s Ludwig Maximillian University, before completing a masters degree in Organisational Psychology at London’s Tavistock Centre.
She paints under the name Schlinge and has exhibited her work in California, London, Germany and Japan.






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Available March 2020


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