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A book of the authors original poetry coupled with his original needlepoint. Many of the poems have been written to be included on the needlepoint work. The author has tried over forty years to push the boundaries of original needlepoint designMoreA book of the authors original poetry coupled with his original needlepoint. Many of the poems have been written to be included on the needlepoint work. The author has tried over forty years to push the boundaries of original needlepoint design whilst keeping faith with a British tradition of including words in the design of the sewn work. With forty-nine illustrations (in colour if downloaded to tablet readers) the work takes form in cushions, contemporised samplers and wall hangings, covering bed heads and panels. The poetry spans a lifetime, the first written circa 1967, the last a tribute written in 2014 to a great-Uncle killed in 1917 in the First World War.About the AuthorDavid Evans was born in Malvern, Worcestershire in February 1947, first child of Mary (nee Bray) and Pat (nee Reginald Patrick) Evans only two years after Pat had been repatriated from a German P.O.W camp having been captured at Dunkirk. He has a brother, Richard and a sister, Elizabeth.David attended Hanley Castle Grammar School in 1957 and in 1965 went up to Eliot College at the University of Kent in the first year of that institution’s founding. In 1968, upon graduation, he worked for the British Council for a year and then, successively, the film director Silvio Narizzano, the theatrical agent and manager Barry Krost, the manager and impressario John Reid before leaving the music business in 1977 and taking up with an Edinburgh antique dealer having organised the first series of concerts at the newly rescued Edinburgh Playhouse in 1976.In 1979 David opened a small restaurant in Malvern, Le Bol a Tout Faire but eventually returned to London in 1982 where he met his life partner Nigel Quiney whose gift-wrapping paper and greetings card business he joined in both a management and designing capacity.Both men retired effectively from public business in 1996 and since then have travelled wider than widely and pursued artistic and writing endeavours, each publishing a series of memoirs and David turning out works of biography and fiction. As civil partners, they live in Islington in London and Friston, East Sussex.