AR called The Nine Bright Shiners
after a series of poems it contains, whose title comes from the well-known folk-song "Green Grow the Rushes O", but here refers to the nine months of pregnancy.
15 October 2001
AR died of cancer of the pancreas at the age of eighty-nine in Oxford.
31 December 2004
were posthumously published; she had been working on them until illness intervened, and the closing pages were revised by her from conversations taped by her son Ben.