A Ghost in my House is Lorna Thorpe's first full-length collection. In it she explores identity and the masks people adopt to avoid getting emotionally burnt, charting the making and breaking of a 'bad girl' - the ghost of the title - through dance halls, betting shops, bed-sits, broken love affairs and the streets of Brighton. Other ghosts inhabit these poems too - the ghosts of lost loves, childhood, snatches of music which summon the past, and the loss of love itself. Assertive, sexy, confrontational, these are poems which pack a punch and which will resonate with the reader for a long time.
Paperback / hardback
ISBN: 978 1904614 03 6 (paperback)
978 1904614 86 9 (hardback)
Published March 2008