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After Christmas In A Room Without Books

Helen Heslop lives in Morpeth, Northumberland. She is married with two sons and two grandchildren. She joined a WEA Writers' Workshop in 1985. Her poetry has been read on television and radio, and has appeared in various literary magazines. She was awarded third prize at Durham Literary Festival in 1992, and was a runner-up in that year's Poetry Digest Bard Of The Year. She also won fifth prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in 1993.