“The Stencil Room”

It’s always a little tricky passing comment on books by people you know, and David is someone I enjoy working with regularly. His collection “The Stencil Room” is something of a geographical meandering evoking memories of many of the places he has visited. For me, having been to a nutmeg/mace factory in Grenada, the poem after which the book was named, stands out.

The style is relatively traditional – probably reasonably ‘up my street’ as it were – and I have the advantage of being able to ‘hear’ David reading them.