Ian McMillan is Barnsley Football Club's celebrated Poet-in-Residence, Yorkshire TV's Investigative Poet and a regular on BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please
quiz and Front Row
. On National Poetry Day he won the coveted Pinny on Ready, Steady, Cook
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Talking Myself Home
Talking Myself Home is Yorkshire poet, comedian and broadcaster Ian McMillan’s life story unfurled in a book of poems. Here’s a portrait of an unregarded place - Darfield, near Barnsley, a place mentioned (briefly) in the Domesday book and now trying to reinvent itself after the wholesale closure of the mining industry. And a love story between Lt Cdr J McMillan, a Scottish sailor and Olive Wood, a young lass in Yorkshire.