Voes & Sounds

Cover for 'Voes & Sounds'

Voes & Sounds was Christine's first poetry collection. It was published in 1994 by The Shetland Library and won the Shetland Literary Prize two years later in 1996.

It has poems which evoke many recollections of a Shetland childhood and some poems which mark a transition to city life and 'exile'.

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Poems from the book

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  • "An accomplished collection weaving together a life-pattern well known to islanders."The Orcadian, 1996
  • "Christine conjures up a moment, and let us know not only how it looks, but how it sounds."The Shetland Times, 1996
  • "Powerful and evocative portraits of island life."Northwords, 1996
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