Roger McGough is one of Britain's best loved poets and this collection 'charts [his] passage from youthful exuberance to the wry reflection of his later years.
What remains the same throughout the 40 years is the poet's winning wit, accessibility and abiding readability' Independent ----------------------------------'Time has confirmed ... that McGough's talent was much more substantial than many of his long-forgotten detractors suspected.
If he was a pop poet it was not in any ephemeral sense.
A shy extrovert ... he has given voice to poetry and found a voice of his own which is humourful, introspective, irreverent, easy on the ear, conversational.
It is also memorable and enduring and fresh. Age has not withered [his lines] nor diminished their potency.
Of how much modern poetry can you say that?' Sunday Herald
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/12/2001
- Category: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
- ISBN: 9780141014555