Burning Candle


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By Terence Beresford

ISBN: 978-1-84747-108-6
Published: 2007
Pages: 173
Key Themes: poetry, manic depression, bi-polar disorder, grief


Terry Beresfords Poems describe the experiences of manic depression and the range of emotions that this illness brings. A consistent theme through the poetry is Terrys experiences as a fire fighter and how this has shaped his view of the World and events such as 9.11. Terry is an accomplished poet, his poems are heartfelt, assured and full of pathos.

About the Author

Terry has been married for 36 years and has 3 children. He grew up in Rainham, Essex and in 1966 joined the Fire Service, serving in the East End of London for nearly 20 years. In 1985 Terry suffered an accident which forced him to retire. Since 1990 Terry has been diagnosed with manic depression, he was prompted to write poetry to come to terms with his illness. Many of Terrys poems were written while he was in the depths of depression. Terry is a volunteer with Basildon Mind where, for 13 years, he has helped with their counselling service. Terrys hobbies include collecting Fire Service memorabilia and writing. He has written four books to date, Burning Candle is his second to be published.

4 reviews for Burning Candle

  1. Peter Lovitt (verified owner)

    It ‘s a very interesting book, the poems are wonderful, hearfelt and full of pathos and really well written! If you like poems and you are interesting in mentral health it’s a must that you have to read absolutly!!!

  2. Roger Dalton (verified owner)

    Terry Beresford is a former fireman. He is suffering from manic depression. In this book, he tells us is feeling so that we can understand the life of people suffering from mental illness. A very moving book.

  3. Timmy Burton (verified owner)

    A former fireman whose life’s been turned upside down by manic depression writes some very touching poems. This is a very interesting testimony, and it is very well written

  4. John Edwards (verified owner)

    Burning candle is a poignant and touching collection of poems, describing the experiences of manic depression. As a former fireman, Terry Beresford’s poems explore the emotions of a man whose life was devastatingly changed during his depression.

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