16 November 2023, The Tablet

Family matters – a leap of faith

by John Burnside

Family matters – a leap of faith

This family story epitomises my grandfather’s character: stubborn, principled, indefatigable.
illustration: alamy, Alex Podoliukh

In the seventh of our series about different aspects of family life, a poet and novelist welcomes his grandchild, and recalls his grandfather, miner and lamplighter.
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