by Roy Cameron
On Good Friday, 2000, the 23 year old student Sara Cameron was murdered while walking home late at night to the village of Earsdon. It was a crime that shocked North Tyneside and the country in general. The high profile investigations lasted four years before the killer was brought to justice, and given a life sentence.
On the day of sentencing Sara's father, Roy Cameron, began to write a remarkable sequence of poems.
These record and celebrate his daughter's life from birth onwards, but also take us through the death, the hunt for the murderer, the trial, and the aftermath, in a painfully honest, sensitive work written with both dignity and a strong poetic imagination.
Until this moment, Roy Cameron has declined to speak publicly about the murder of his daughter. Now his poetry speaks for him, and also for Sara Cameron.
Published in October 2007
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