'Alison Hill has really captured my mother's spirit of adventure, her joy of flying, her love of nature, life and sense of fun.'
Candida Adkins, daughter of Jackie Moggridge
'Wonderful, wistful poems that convey so many different women and their unassuming bravery together with the glamour of the age.'
Midge Gillies, Amy Johnson, Queen of the Air
Brooklands Museum, 1940s Relived, May 2016
Reading in the Wellington Hangar
Sisters in Spitfires was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Alison Hill's most recent poetry collection, Sisters in Spitfires, (Indigo Dreams, 2015) celebrates the women who flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.
This collection is a real labour of love - a celebration of the unsung heroines of the civilian organisation the ATA... Alison Hill has been meticulous in her research and as a result the women come vividly to life, all of them larger than life characters. Pippa Little, The Lake
Alison's poetry has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, including Poems for a Liminal Age and Fanfare in 2015. Her poem 'To a Girl on Platform Three' was nominated by SOUTH for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and her first full collection, Slate Rising (Indigo Dreams, 2014) was nominated for the TS Eliot Prize.
Fifty Ways to Fly, a new anthology of poetry and lyrics featuring over 45 voices, was launched on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at The Railway in Teddington - twenty poets and musicians read and sang and were called up by paper planes. Read Greg Freeman's review of the event at Write Out Loud - https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=65762
The anthology is sold in support of the British Women Pilots' Association - order copies via firstname.lastname@example.org (8.99 plus £1.35 p&p)