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Opposite the Tourbus

Authors: Sophie Walker

Published by Burning Eye Books

ISBN: 9781909136427

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Having been advised to ‘Always travel in the direction opposite the tour bus’ Sophia Walker set out to get away from the big noise, big tourist attraction, tick box bucket list experiences of life and find out what was happening quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) on the other side of the street or the less visited part of town.

The poems collected here tell those stories whether that is an eye opening report from a sex education workshop in an everyday British town, or something more harrowing from Iraq or Africa. Sophia points out that it is not always the journey but the landing that counts, the coming back.

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