Abse, Dannie The Presence

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WINNER OF THE WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/ACKERLY PRIZE.

Several months after the death of poet Dannie Abse's wife, Joan, in a car accident, he began to write a diary which is both a record of present grief and a portrait of a marriage that lasted more than fifty years. It is an extraordinary document, painful but celebratory, funny yet often tragic, bursting with joy as well as sorrow and full of a deep understanding of what it means to be human.

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"A supremely fresh and vital performance, matching profound emotion with witty observation... This is a truly marvellous book" ( Independent)

"Abse's diary is a remarkable and tender document" ( Sunday Times)

"For all its painful honesty, [this is] a surprisingly joyful and compelling book... Imbued with all the best qualities of what it means to human and in love" ( Independent on Sunday)

" The Presence is a fragment of autobiography written from the most private part of a poet's heart, with a pen dipped in blood and tears. That it transcends this to become both elegiac and celebratory, to inhabit both the suffered present and the beloved past, places it almost beyond the scope of routine criticism." ( Daily Telegraph)

"Hauntingly poignant... One hopes that he comes before long to share the happiness this wise, funny, heart rending little book brings to its readers" ( Daily Telegraph)

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It's a very moving document, suffused with the pain of losing Joan, at the same time acknowledging her continuing presence'

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