London: Jonathan Cape, (1982.) SIGNED First Edition
First UK printing. Her ninth collection of poems, perhaps her darkest - 'the true story is vicious/ and multiple and untrue/ after all' - and the poems often contradict the implicit ideas inthe title - 'Christmas Carols' begins 'Children do not always mean/ hope. To some they mean despair.' Originally issued as a trade paperback in Canada in 1981, and only issued in wrappers in the UK also. Cover photograph (on both front and back) by Graeme Gibson. 103 pp. SIGNED on the title page. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. .ISBN # 0-224-020714
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