• "Assured and tactful… Sleeping Keys is a book distinguished by rueful but unembittered wisdom."

    Sean O'Brien, Guardian
  • "Full of poems that are unashamedly domestic."

    Suzi Feay, Independent on Sunday
  • "The poems in this collection are short, terse, painful reflections on ends and beginnings… The later poems are ones of resilience, rebirth and hope."

    Catholic Herald
  • "Apparently simple, down to earth poems with deep, unexpected, surprising images... Every line, each word are loaded with meaning."

    Lancashire Life
  • "Poems scarred with the painful aftermath of a marital break-up and the wounded delight of new love. Anyone who has been through a divorce will recognise the language of these elegies. Sprackland’s tone sometimes reminds me of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy."

    Bel Mooney, Daily Mail