We are hard at work preparing Handstand Press’s next publication.
KAY’S ARK is the lovingly told story of Kay Callaghan who escaped London for the Lake District in 1950. With three children, no money, a failing marriage and abandoned acting career she began a new life, opening up her home – Rosewood – on the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge – as a café and a haven for all. The author, Kay’s daughter and prize wining poet, Kerry Darbishire, writes beautifully without over-sentimentalizing of a past era in a Lake District community and the impact made on it by this charismatic woman.
Author Angela Locke writes…
‘This is a love letter from a daughter to a mother, one we would all like to receive. Told with a fine poet’s eye, it shows a fascinating glimpse into the world of a small community in the South Lakes in the ‘50s…..Beautifully written and full of evocative descriptions.’
Angela Locke author of Dreams of a Blue Poppy.
KAY’S ARK will be published in late summer.