THE THICKNESS OF BLOOD
JULIE ANNE GILLIGAN
Paperback ~ 73 pages ~ 978-0-9557606-8-6 ~ £6.99
Julie Anne Gilligan was born in
southeast London in 1952 and arrived in Essex with her husband and three
cats on the back of the hurricane in 1987. She has been there ever since.
Brought up on a literary diet of Greek Myths, Shakespeare, The Eagle,
Edward Lear, Kentish gravestones, The Goon Show, atlases, telephone
directories and cereal packets plus an alliterative spattering of Kipling,
Keats and Coleridge, she waited until late 2003 before writing her first
poem. After a half century of abstinence, she’s been catching up ever since.
Much of her writing is inspired, or perhaps driven, by Parkinson’s Disease
which has had to live with her since 1998.