Beauty Within Shadow, The

Author(s): NORMAL, Henry
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781916147904
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The Beauty Within Shadow was written between August 2019 and June 2020.
These poems are concerned with the balancing of darkness and light in our everyday lives, the search for an understanding of pain and sorrow, and the processing of other thoughts we’d usually avoid by filling our days with mindless distractions.

"Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal." - Radio Times
"Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit." - The Guardian
"The Alan Bennett of poetry" - The Scotsman
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The Beauty Within Shadow was written between August 2019 and June 2020. These poems are concerned with the balancing of darkness and light in our everyday lives, the search for an understanding of pain and sorrow, and the processing of other thoughts we’d usually avoid by filling our days with mindless distractions. "Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal." - Radio Times "The Alan Bennett of poetry" - The Scotsman "Distinctly funny" - Time Out "Witty and uncannily accurate with his observations." - The Stage "Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit." - The Guardian Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television. Henry co-wrote and script edited the multi-award-winning Mrs Merton Show and the spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. With Steve Coogan, he co-wrote the BAFTA-winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible, all of Steve’s live tours and the film The Parole Officer. Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1999, Henry Executive Produced all, and script edited many, of the shows of its seventeen-and-a-half-year output during his tenure as MD. Highlights of the Baby Cow output during this time include Oscar-nominated Philomena, I Believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, The Mighty Boosh, Marion and Geoff, Red Dwarf, Uncle, Nighty Night, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge. Since retiring in April 2016, Henry has written and performed six BBC Radio 4 shows, A Normal Family, A Normal Life, A Normal Love, A Normal Imagination, A Normal Nature and A Normal Universe, combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son. Born in St. Ann’s, Nottingham in 1956, Henry now lives in Brighton with the screenwriter Angela Pell and their son, Johnny. He performs poetry at literature festivals and theatres around the UK and regularly posts on the internet. Henry was recently given honorary degrees by both Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University, and is Patron of Nottingham City Arts and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. He has also had a beer and a bus named after him in his home city.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781916147904
ISBN10 1916147909
Author NORMAL, Henry
Binding Paperback
Date Published 24 Aug 2020
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 112
Publisher Flapjack Press

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