Poems "from a beautiful mind, and also a tough mind" Kitty Ferguson's review, on Amazon, of his 2009 collection Once again Henry Disney offers the reader a collection ranging across some childhood memories, youthful military service in Cyprus, his varied experience as a scientist of repute (in Belize, Cameroon, Yorkshire and Cambridge), reflections on people and situations, political comment, his love for his late wife, delight in his family, his enjoyment of nature, and much else; all viewed within the context of his hard headed Christian faith that is more concerned with how we respond to situations and people encountered than with dogma. Compassion, psychological insight and humour are essential ingredients of diverse poems that repay reading again and again. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
About the author
Born in 1938, Henry Disney is the author or co-author, of more than 550 scientific publications on insects and author of 8 previous collections of poems. The latter reflect his varied experience, including active military service in Cyprus, medical entomology in Belize and Cameroon, running a field centre and nature reserve in Yorkshire and being a research fellow at Cambridge University, where he still works in his 'retirement'. He was co-founder and co-editor of the first 31 titles of the acclaimed Naturalists' Handbooks series. He has served on a planning committee, on WHO committees and church committees, as well as being a church warden. More important than all the above, he is a father and grandfather, but his late wife died the year before they were due to celebrate their Golden Wedding. She was the love of his life.
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