Pleasure in Relating

pleasure-in-relatingAvailable at Friends House bookshop in London .   Also available through Amazon. For the ebook, contact Amazon or Smashwords.  Copies available in South Africa through the online store Print on Demand.  In the U.K. you can order from Susan (£5 + postage).  An audio CD version of Susan reading the text is available from her at £5 + postage (£3 + postage if bought with the book).

From the back cover:

Pleasure-in-relating is Susan Groves’ first work, a culmination of many years of reflection. It spans her life in South Africa and time spent in England while weaving together her deep appreciation of the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her training and experience in Core Process Psychotherapy is evident in her sensitivity to herself and those whose stories she shares. Her love for Africa serves as an undertone which is present throughout her collection.


Groves achieves an exquisite balance between words and silence. It is a feeling akin to a tai chi artist’s slow and considered, yet light, sure-footedness …. She turns the words inside out for us to experience the innate silence within each, and in turn inspires deep listening.

Toni Stuart
Poetry Writer, Performer and Developer

This thin (86 pages) books contain 58 ‘poems’ that are wonderfully accessible and yet also thought provoking.

Mantis journal Autumn 2014