The Breaking Hour, Paperback Book


This is a book of meetings. A mother meets her baby. A man steps into his childhood. An old man encounters Godfather Death. And in the persona of Harald Hardrada, a passionate man wrestles with his fantasies, and north meets south.

Many of Kevin Crossley-Holland's beautifully wrought, often moving poems inhabit the crossing-places between actuality, memory and imagination; and invoking Orpheus and Atargatis, Pierre de Ronsard and Beethoven, they journey from Hades to a hellish warzone, and from the high Alps and to the creeks and saltmarshes of north Norfolk.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Enitharmon Press
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781910392096



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