KAY SYRAD’s novels include Send (forthcoming October 2015) and The Milliner and the Phrenologist. She has also published the poetry collections, Double Edge and Objects of Colour, and two Thames & Hudson artist’s monographs. She is Poetry Editor of Envoi and a member of the art collective, Sensory Sites. Her artist’s book, 1000 tasks: work of the lightshipmen, was recently purchased by the National Maritime Museum.