In her first poetry collection – some originally broadcast on BBC North West – Carole Anne Carr draws upon her lifetime experience in various parts of the world as banker, actress, artist, preacher, novelist and educationalist. Poems exploring childhood and growing-up in Yorkshire, the darker theme of apartheid in Central Africa, of first love, the poverty of old age, and of cruelty and loss, are interwoven with a wry sense of humour.