Pearl Blades & Painted Silks – the language of fans


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The debut poetry collection by Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2021-22 Leena Batchelor. Drawing upon her experiences as a child, a love of historical research and exciting road trips to vintage weekends with her friends, this book is a delight for poetry lovers, fan afficianados and history buffs alike.

What started out as an exercise in learning about the language of fans among a romanticised genteel society developed into a combination of surprising history and a lifetime of fond memories, memorialised in poetry.

Containing poetry and photographs from personal collections, this book is a delight, showcasing the history of fans in part 1, and following the story from debutante to dowager in part 2.

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Weight 140 g


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