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Old Playgrounds [Kindle Edition]

Sue Knight , Janet Dean , Jan Kot , John Kot , Penny Grubb , Danuta Reah , Kenneth Reah , Colin Knight
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Book Description

A collection of family memories stored in poetry and verse. The collection starts in the war years and the aftermath, moving from Yorkshire to Belarus and back. The later poems follow different members of the family to Asia, the Far East and Australia.

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About the Author

Danuta Reah is a novelist ( and academic who specialises in modern linguistics. She lives in Sheffield with her husband, Kenneth Reah. Penny Grubb is an academic who has worked in various healthcare-related disciplines. She is also a crime writer ( and the Chair of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society ( She and her husband live in an old farmhouse in East Yorkshire with a transient population of family and animals. John Kot is an engineer and writer. He and his wife live in Australia with their two children. Jan Kot (1914 - 1996) was born in Baranowicze (then Poland, now Belarus), came to the UK during WWII and settled in Sheffield where he became the City Architect before retiring to build a new career as an artist. Kenneth Reah is an artist and a writer who lives in Sheffield with his wife, novelist Danuta Reah. Janet Dean is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a coach, mentor and facilitator in the public sector (, and lives with her family in York. Anthology editor, Sue Knight, is a writer of short stories and poems. She and her husband live on the south coast. She is an active member of the local Jehovah’s Witness congregation. She can be contacted via her blog. (

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  • File Size: 286 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Fantastic Books; 1 edition (February 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,776,647 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection of family memories April 8, 2012
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These family memories took me back to places that I had forgotten about and evoked strong emotions. A wonderful collection!
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Penny is a scientist, a crime writer and an academic (Health Professional Studies), and was for 6 years the Chair of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society which is the largest writers' organisation in the world.

A writer all her life, she penned her first story at age 4 and won her first writing competition at age 9. In 2004 she won the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger for her book, The Doll Makers.

She has worked in a variety of jobs, having been on the inside of pathology labs, operating theatres and medical schools across Europe. Home is with her husband and a transient population of family members and animals in an old farmhouse in a small East Yorkshire village.


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