ISBN 9781920397852
Pages 50
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

At Least the Duck Survived

by Margaret Clough

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"At Least the Duck Survived offers a series of lyrical observations about old age, retirement and approaching death; about Tai Chi classes, dogs, lesbian aunts, grandchildren, bicycles and symphony concerts. In its unassuming charm, perfect understatement, succinctness, attentiveness, generosity and wry humour, Margaret Clough’s poetry proves Virginia Woolf’s dictum that ‘Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.’  Irresistible reading."

Finuala Dowling
About the Author

Margaret Clough

Margaret Clough grew up in Wellington. After studying at UCT, she worked as a Science teacher, soil chemist and food technologist. She has been published in Litnet, South Africa Writing and Carapace.

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