He Used Thought as a Wife: An Anthology of Poems & conversations (From Inside): Signed Edition (Paperback)
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He Used Thought as a Wife: An Anthology of Poems & conversations (From Inside): Signed Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 18/02/2021
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Drawing from the events of lockdown living – and the lack of them – as well as conversations it inspired, He Used Thought as a Wife delivers pithy and mischievous observations on life on pause in Tim Key’s inimitable style.

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This is a book from the depths of lockdown. When Tim Key got locked down last year he refocused his fitful rudderlessness into writing about the insane developments that were setting in.

First he scribbled poems about events, or lack of them. And then he began to augment the poems with conversations. Phone calls, Zooms, yelled back-and-forths with passers-by. He scribbled these exchanges down. Sometimes verbatim, sometimes fabricated, often somewhere in between.

After three months of this madness he reached out to his long-time designer, Emily Juniper. She makes the written word look beautiful, and the two of them began collaborating to give their Lockdown a bit of purpose and colour.

The result is Key's fourth book, a sprawling account of three peculiar months in his bit of the UK; partly observed, partly lived, partly made-up. All easy on the eye.

Publisher: "Utter" & Press
ISBN: 9781916222656
Number of pages: 308
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“One of the few good things to come out of 2020”

Given how strange this past year has been, Key's unique blend of poetic observational comedy/commentary seems almost the perfect way to record our shared experience of the new normal.

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“a Phenomenon Quite out of the Ordinary”

Tim Key is the outstanding comedy talent of our time, and a true artist to boot. Creating and performing his own work brings out the very best in him as this book demonstrates. There’s plenty of talk, not least and... More

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