P: Alice Kelly Purnell her life and her poetry #1
Hove, Sussex UK
August 2013

I first met Alice way back in 1985 when she attended the weekly folk club I ran at Nobles Wine Bar in Brighton. As well as singing folk music we encouraged people to contribute poetry as a floor spot and this was a greatly loved part of our evening’s entertainment. Alice’s poetry was extremely popular as she covered sensitive and amusing subjects with style and a twinkle in her eye.Over the years she has had published several anthologies of her poems and now she has amalgamated many of them into one large book entitled “Be The Flame Not The Moth” published by The Golden Flower Press. ISBN 978 09527988 1 1.

This video, which I gave to Alice as a birthday present, is one of two I made filming Alice Kelly Purnell OBE reciting selective poems of hers from this book. She sets the scene by telling us of aspects of her life and thoughts. She is indeed a rare person who has seen the ups and downs of life. She has many interests and hobbies in life and her poetry is related to them. It is Happy, Sad, Poignant, Nostalgic, Descriptive, and above all Truthful. She paints her picture and tells her story with amazing clarity. Sit back and enjoy this video…it is a rare insight into an unique person and someone I am proud to call a friend.

To order a copy of this video or discuss it please contact Alice on her email alicepublications@gmail.com or visit her website www.alicepublications.webspace.virginmedia.com