Life, Love and the Archers : Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose Hardback
by Wendy Cope
'IS IT ANY WONDER THAT SO MANY OF US LOVE HER?' Francis Wheen, Mail on SundayWendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour.
For the first time, Life, Love and the Archers brings together the best of her prose - recollections, reviews and essays from the light-hearted to the serious, taken from a lifetime of published and unpublished work, and all with Cope's lightness of touch. Here readers can meet the Enid-Blyton-obsessed schoolgirl, the ambivalent daughter, the amused teacher, the sensitive journalist, the cynical romantic and the sardonic television critic, as well as touching on books and writers who have informed a lifetime of reading and writing. Wendy Cope is a master of the one-liner as well as the couplet, the telling review as well as the sonnet, and Life, Love and the Archers gives us a wonderfully entertaining and unforgettable portrait of one of England's favourite writers.A book for anyone who's ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they'll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, B&W
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 06/11/2014
- Category: Prose: non-fiction
- ISBN: 9781444795363