Lucy Lepchani uses both contemporary and traditional poetic forms in Ladygardens, to draw attention to subaltern voices, to prod at injustices and taboos, or stroke life’s underbelly with tenderness, with passion, with humour. Lucy gives voice to ordinary people and is unafraid to champion a cause or point out the ridiculous contradictions of 21st Century Britain, in particular with regard to how women are portrayed or expected to behave.
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Passionate and playful, angry and amazed, wistful and wayward, Ladygardens showcases Lucy’s love of life and language.
– Matt Harvey
This is a book that veers between the personal and the political, the philosophical and the familiar; that meanders from sweetness to satire to the smartly absurd, and back again. This is a book with heart, mind, and soul, in equal measure, and it will make you laugh, think, and feel, all at the same time. A highly recommended read from an astonishingly clear voice.
– Mab Jones
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