What like is her anthology? It is the unsafety of the writing about family that is striking, the sense of so much being at stake. At a time when many are struggling with full nest syndrome, this book rehearses a different scene – a dance between closeness and distance. The beautiful final poem is by Carol Ann Duffy’s daughter, Ella. It describes the sighting of her mother on Southwark Bridge while she signals from 50 floors above. Poetry seals their bond.