Arnold Rattenbury

Born in China, Arnold Rattenbury has lived for over 30 years in the Slate country of North Wales, where, after working in London and elsewhere as an exhibition designer, political journalist and much else besides, he has devoted himself to his writing.

“Always the will to say something accurately syncopates the music we predict.”

Brian Jones, London Magazine

“…one ends by admiring the proud idiosyncrasy that can flair into a most effective lyricism and grace.”

George Szirtes, Quarto

“Rattenbury’s excellent spiky poems…”

William Scammell, Independent on Sunday

“The intellectual quality is apparent in his quirky wit and the skilful craftsmanship with which, for example, he uses rhyme.”

Charles Hobday, PN Review

Books by Shoestring Press:

Morris Papers

Mr Dick’s Kite