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Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection (Paperback)
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Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 18/02/2010
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The Works contains 120 of Pam Ayres' best-known poems, including 'The Battery Hen', 'Please Will You Take Your Children Home Before I Do Them In?', 'Sling Another Chair Leg on the Fire, Mother' and, of course, 'Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth'. This edition includes a general introduction by Pam, as well as individual introductions to these classic poems of the seventies and eighties, many of which are now illustrated with specially commissioned line drawings by Susan Hellard. The Works is certain to delight Pam's fans of all ages.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781846077937
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 16 mm


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“Quirky”

Pam's poems typically reflect her daily life - how the little things pan out, and all the things that can end up not as expected. So expect a poem about her son's 21st (a portaloo that stands as a centre... More

Paperback edition
26th July 2011
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“Reminded me of my childhood”

This book took me back to my childhood and seeing Pam on TV reading her poems. It's a brilliant collection of all her best work and can highly recommend it to those who like les stuffy poetry.

Paperback edition
28th January 2013
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“VERY DISAPPOINTING BOOK”

In my own opinion this lady poet is very over-rated. I still don't know how she "WON" Opportunity Knocks talent show back in the 1970s. I just don't rate her. Very boring - and very boring poems....

Paperback edition
17th September 2017
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