Laurence Green - All Cornwall Thunders at My Door

All Cornwall Thunders at My Door: A Biography of Charles Causley

By Laurence Green


Winner of The Cornish Literary Guild Salver for outstanding authorship at the 2014 Holyer an Gof awards.

All Cornwall Thunders at My Door is the first full biography of Charles Causley to be published, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his death in 2003. Laurence Green has compiled a great deal of information concerning Causley’s life in Cornwall and beyond, of his personal history, his influences and motivations, helping to give context to the great legacy left to us by “the greatest poet laureate we never had.”

“This is the first biography of Charles Causley, and takes us towards the heart of a marvellous poet and deeply intriguing man. It’s all well done: clear, sympathetic, appreciative and shrewd. Everyone who loves Causley’s poems will want to read it.” — Sir Andrew Motion

Includes photographs not previously published and a foreword by Dr Alan M. Kent.

Paperback, 220 pages. ISBN 9781908878083. A Kindle edition is also available.

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"…it has been meticulously researched using archive material and the personal reminiscences of people in Launceston and elsewhere who knew Causley. Covering his early life, wartime service, teaching career and the years of success, Green provides not only a truthful overview of this literary giant but does so in the most entertaining of styles." — Simon Parker, The Western Morning News

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