SUNDAY ISLAND January ’28 – “A Tour de Force of Magical Verse!”

“Seeing Better Now launches the career of a talented new writer and evokes Michael’s creative journey from professional photographer and world traveller to storyteller and mad Dad. Readers enter a world of fascinating characters, animals and locations guaranteed to appeal to parents and older children everywhere. Central to what influences the stories are the many years Michael spent on the move, and especially his last ten years living in and absorbing the culture and language of Sri Lanka, Asia and beyond. The premature birth of his daughter in Colombo in 2006 and his subsequent concern for her sight add special poignancy to his decision to change creative direction. Seeing Better Now comprises fifty-six tropical and topical tales told in verse. Each is beautifully illustrated in full colour by two of Sri Lanka’s finest artists. Many of the stories are humorous, doleful or bittersweet. Others ask powerful questions and will make the reader think. They all have great charm and genuine originality.”

“Poetry? No, much more fun!”

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