on 8 January 2008
I was given this book as a Christmas gift having mentioned in passing I liked Roger McGough's poetry. I'm no poetry buff/expert but I really cannot put this book down. From the enchantingly funny "The Cats' Protection League' to the tear-jerking 'Defying Gravity' I have found myself both laughing and, at times, crying whilst reading this collection of his poetry.
Buy this book now, you won't regret it (promise).
on 14 January 2011
I might have taken to reading poetry late in life , but had we been given up-beat contemporary work to study for 'O' levels I would probably have gained an Eng. Lit. 'O' Level in addition to Eng. Lang.
Roger McGough [member of The Scaffold with their 1968 chart topper 'Lily the Pink'] is now one of the UK's leading contemporary poets. Don't say you will never read another poem at least until you've read some of his work.
I now own several of his books, but you can always try one from the Library before deciding to buy.
Roger McGough's work is topical, light-hearted, very readable and makes a point ring home in a most enjoyable way.