Thursday, 28 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Black Roses by Simon Armitage

Black Roses is a poetic sequence written in the voice of Sophie Lancaster.
Twenty-year-old Sophie was attacked in a Lancashire park in 2007 and died several days later. The ferocity of the assault caused distress and outrage when reported by the international media and led to the creation of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity opposed to all forms of hatecrime and victimisation.
One-third of all profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
(Pomona Books 2012)