Tender is the North by Sheila Templeton

A wonderfully sensitive poet.

Valerie Penny's Book Reviews

TenderNorthWEBCOVERSheila Templeton is one of my favourite contemporary Scottish poets. She comes originally from Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sheila always claims she had a nomadic childhood,travelling from Aberdeenshire to Dar-es-Salaam. She was educated at  Aberdeen Academy followed by a degree in History at Aberdeen University.  This led to a thirty year career in secondary teaching followed, based in West Lothian and Edinburgh, both in Scotland.  She wrote poetry and fiction as a teenager, but never thought this could be a career, but after taking early retirement from teaching Sheila began to write professionally.  Many of her poems have been published and Sheila has won poetry prizes, had poems read on BBC Scotland.  She has now made her home in Glasgow and enjoys city life.

Sheila, and her friend and fellow Scottish poet, Maggie Rabatski, recently contributed to wkwriters Writing Day in the village.  I was thrilled to be there and listen to readings by both poets…

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