All Cornwall Thunders at My Door: A Biography of Charles Causley
By: Laurence Green (author)Paperback
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All Cornwall Thunders at my Door is the first full biography of Charles Causley to be published, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his death in 2003. Laurence Green has compiled a great deal of information concerning Causley's life in Cornwall and beyond, of his personal history, his influences and motivations, helping to give context to the great legacy left to us by "the greatest poet laureate we never had." "This is the first biography of Charles Causley, and takes us towards the heart of a marvellous poet and deeply intriguing man. It's all well done: clear, sympathetic, appreciative and shrewd. Everyone who loves Causley's poems will want to read it." Sir Andrew Motion. Includes photographs not previously published and a foreword by Dr Alan M. Kent.
Laurence Green has lived in the same small village near Totnes in south Devon since the age of six, with periods in France and California for good behaviour. He worked as a secondary school teacher for thirty years, twenty six of which were at his old school in Totnes. During this time he seemed to succeed best at frightening people or making them laugh. A few years ago, after ten eventful years working as a wood machinist, supply teacher, classroom assistant and gardener he retired to write ghost stories and biographies. In 2004 he gained his MA in Anglo-American Literary Studies from the University of Exeter. Soon after that he started to write. His wife Kathi and he have been happily married for forty years and have three sons. They travel a lot. At home in Devon he writes articles for magazines mainly in Cornwall, including Family Tree and the Cornish periodical An Baner Kernewek. Laurence has produced two collections of ghost stories and has also written the biography of his grandfather, Bernard 'Pop' Green, who served in both World Wars and participated in The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III. His biography of Charles Causley, All Cornwall Thunders at My Door, was awarded the Cornish Literary Guild Salver for outstanding authorship at the Holyer An Gof awards in 2014.
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