Angela Topping

Rookie (2 October 1954 / Widnes, Cheshire)

Biography of Angela Topping

Married with two daughters. Has worked in education but now freelance writer. Published widely for both children and adults, though I do not really see a big distinction between these audiences. I love working with children and giving readings.

Angela Topping's Works:

Dandelions for Mothers' Day (Stride 1988 and 1989)
The Fiddle (Stride 1999)
The Way We Came (bluechrome 2007)
Anthologies edited:
The Least Thing (Stride 1989)
Making Connections (Stride (1996)
Focus Books for Greenwich Exchange:
Spies by Michael Frayn
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter Updates

Just A Minute

Today my kids are skipping
over your threshold and you not here.
The ones you never dandled,
pronounced prodigies: My kids
who only know your photograph.

I'm busy clearing the path
that twenty years ago I skipped
to find you at kitchen table,

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