Ann Moss was a remarkable woman who brought up three children as a deaf, single parent in diminished circumstances. The sale of her poetry was her only income. Hers is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity.
Dedicated to Clive Woods, Saltaire historian who died in 2007, and with all proceeds going to Saltaire United Reformed Church, this new book will appeal to poetry lovers and anyone wanting insight into Victorian life.
Roger Clarke has selected poems which show the range of Ann’s work from tragedy to romance to humour. Despite her poor background, Sir Titus Salt could see her quality. She was a force to be reckoned with, as her poem titled “Woman” indicates. Cat lovers will delight in her account of “Spotty”.
Ann’s account of Salts Mill will resonate with the present day visitor to this remarkable building, and this volume is on sale in the bookshop there. It can also be found for sale from the Salaire United Reformed Church on Victoria Road, at the Saltaire Bookshop, Shipley Stationery, or directly from Roger himself using the email link, price £4.95.