Beckenham teaching assistant publishes poetry book

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A BECKENHAM teaching assistant was so inspired by the literature lessons she attended she has published her own book of poetry.

Louise Swatton, 49, works at Darrick Wood School, in Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington and found following the curriculum alongside the pupils fired up her imagination.

Her book of poetry and sonnets, Totally Exposed, will be stocked at various nearby stores including Beckenham Book Shop in the High Street.

Ms Swatton, of Barnfield Wood Road, took her copies over to the shop last week (Jan 26) so they can start flying off the shelves.

She said: "I grew really interested in poetry and literature as I helped the children study it in class.
"I decided to self-publish my own book and found the process very straight-forward.

"It would be amazing to be a full-time author in the future - that would be lovely - but I’ll be carrying on with my teaching work for the moment."

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7:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Gypo.Joe says...

I see comments deleted again. ROFL

You have just confirmed what was said.

Once it's seen it cannot be unseen.

BTW what an inspirational lady you are Louise. 28, are you sure. ;)
I see comments deleted again. ROFL You have just confirmed what was said. Once it's seen it cannot be unseen. BTW what an inspirational lady you are Louise. 28, are you sure. ;) Gypo.Joe

7:29pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Mike Honcho says...

I knew me and 'Wall' was right Joe. You guessed it too.

This article must of been the bribe from NS to shut 'someone' up. LOL
I knew me and 'Wall' was right Joe. You guessed it too. This article must of been the bribe from NS to shut 'someone' up. LOL Mike Honcho

8:50pm Tue 29 Jan 13

rarecockneyguvnor says...

Me thinks someone has been "Totally Exposed."

How about a little ditty Ms Louise.
Me thinks someone has been "Totally Exposed." How about a little ditty Ms Louise. rarecockneyguvnor

6:18am Wed 30 Jan 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

Lol...well sorry to disappoint you all but I'm NOT Louise!! I've only just seen this myself as it happens..but I would like to know who the publishers are because I'm more than ready to publish mine. Congratulations Louise, so any tips please?
Lol...well sorry to disappoint you all but I'm NOT Louise!! I've only just seen this myself as it happens..but I would like to know who the publishers are because I'm more than ready to publish mine. Congratulations Louise, so any tips please? Inspirationalady28

9:47am Wed 30 Jan 13

the wall says...

But you told us all that your poetry has been published.

Did you forget that statement ?
But you told us all that your poetry has been published. Did you forget that statement ? the wall

10:00am Wed 30 Jan 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

the wall wrote:
But you told us all that your poetry has been published.

Did you forget that statement ?
I told you that only two of my poems had been published in two separate books (not mine) last year...I'm hoping to have my OWN book published sometime this year.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: But you told us all that your poetry has been published. Did you forget that statement ?[/p][/quote]I told you that only two of my poems had been published in two separate books (not mine) last year...I'm hoping to have my OWN book published sometime this year. Inspirationalady28

10:38am Wed 30 Jan 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Can you smell that ........its only BS.

Good morning Ms Louise, :)
Can you smell that ........its only BS. Good morning Ms Louise, :) Gypo.Joe

11:00am Wed 30 Jan 13

the wall says...

Inspirationalady28 wrote:
the wall wrote:
But you told us all that your poetry has been published.

Did you forget that statement ?
I told you that only two of my poems had been published in two separate books (not mine) last year...I'm hoping to have my OWN book published sometime this year.
No what you said in the last few weeks was:

" I'm a writer/poet with published work to prove it".

However in another post back in August you stated that you submit two poems to United Press and went on to say what a big scam it all was.

If your main income is from published work then fairplay, if not then it's just a hobby.
[quote][p][bold]Inspirationalady28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: But you told us all that your poetry has been published. Did you forget that statement ?[/p][/quote]I told you that only two of my poems had been published in two separate books (not mine) last year...I'm hoping to have my OWN book published sometime this year.[/p][/quote]No what you said in the last few weeks was: " I'm a writer/poet with published work to prove it". However in another post back in August you stated that you submit two poems to United Press and went on to say what a big scam it all was. If your main income is from published work then fairplay, if not then it's just a hobby. the wall

11:16am Wed 30 Jan 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

“Poets are born not paid.” “Poetry is a gift, that's why it can't be sold.” I write inspirational poetry/quotes to inspire people, not for an income!
“Poets are born not paid.” “Poetry is a gift, that's why it can't be sold.” I write inspirational poetry/quotes to inspire people, not for an income! Inspirationalady28

11:40am Wed 30 Jan 13

the wall says...

Tell that to the bank manager.
Tell that to the bank manager. the wall

12:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

the wall wrote:
Tell that to the bank manager.
Don't you mean the tax man..?Haha! I will if and when I become famous..
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Tell that to the bank manager.[/p][/quote]Don't you mean the tax man..?Haha! I will if and when I become famous.. Inspirationalady28

12:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ron.1952 says...

You're looking good for 49 Louise, do you use Avon products at all ?


Ron x
You're looking good for 49 Louise, do you use Avon products at all ? Ron x ron.1952

1:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

ron.1952 wrote:
You're looking good for 49 Louise, do you use Avon products at all ?


Ron x
Cor!!!! You should wait to see me..I'm a bit older than Louise and I look good too...but I use "The Body Shop" products!!!



Suzi x
[quote][p][bold]ron.1952[/bold] wrote: You're looking good for 49 Louise, do you use Avon products at all ? Ron x[/p][/quote]Cor!!!! You should wait to see me..I'm a bit older than Louise and I look good too...but I use "The Body Shop" products!!! Suzi x Inspirationalady28

4:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ron.1952 says...

I do like some Body Shop products myself Lou. I like their Tea Tree body wash, it's very soothing on my......well you know being a lady too.
What do you use on your legs if I may dare ask ? I have a bit of trouble with my legs now, all that football didn't help.

Ronny.
I do like some Body Shop products myself Lou. I like their Tea Tree body wash, it's very soothing on my......well you know being a lady too. What do you use on your legs if I may dare ask ? I have a bit of trouble with my legs now, all that football didn't help. Ronny. ron.1952

7:13am Thu 31 Jan 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

ron.1952 wrote:
I do like some Body Shop products myself Lou. I like their Tea Tree body wash, it's very soothing on my......well you know being a lady too.
What do you use on your legs if I may dare ask ? I have a bit of trouble with my legs now, all that football didn't help.

Ronny.
I'm not Lou...You should try using the peppermint foot balm and cooling spray..as for your legs, Shea butter cream!! :)
[quote][p][bold]ron.1952[/bold] wrote: I do like some Body Shop products myself Lou. I like their Tea Tree body wash, it's very soothing on my......well you know being a lady too. What do you use on your legs if I may dare ask ? I have a bit of trouble with my legs now, all that football didn't help. Ronny.[/p][/quote]I'm not Lou...You should try using the peppermint foot balm and cooling spray..as for your legs, Shea butter cream!! :) Inspirationalady28

12:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

ron.1952 says...

Well Lou I'm booked for my next back, sack and crack next week, I may well give that a try. Thank you so much.

Luv Ron x
Well Lou I'm booked for my next back, sack and crack next week, I may well give that a try. Thank you so much. Luv Ron x ron.1952

1:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Tip-Top says...

I use the ‘soap & glory’ stuff for my bubble bath…with its built in body lotion and a moisture magnetising skin conditioner…I’m smoothed whilst I’m soothed!
I use the ‘soap & glory’ stuff for my bubble bath…with its built in body lotion and a moisture magnetising skin conditioner…I’m smoothed whilst I’m soothed! Tip-Top

1:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

ron.1952 says...

Well Mr Tippy Top all I would say to you if we were in the bath together is, " it rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again. "

Ronny.
Well Mr Tippy Top all I would say to you if we were in the bath together is, " it rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again. " Ronny. ron.1952

1:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13

rescaaffering oldey says...

...ron's poem about the failed blogger erastus piggott is a real humdinger... should be up there with all the greats!! rofl!!
...ron's poem about the failed blogger erastus piggott is a real humdinger... should be up there with all the greats!! rofl!! rescaaffering oldey

1:41pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Tip-Top says...

Ron - Take a cold shower and have yourself a cup of rosie
Ron - Take a cold shower and have yourself a cup of rosie Tip-Top

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