Most of Cope's poems confirm popular notions of what poetry should be--rhyming, accessible and direct. In "Rondeau Redouble", she's back laughing as though the hurt never happened at all. "There are so many kinds of awful men /One can't avoid them all. She often said / She'd never make the same mistake again: She always made a new mistake instead." --Cherry Smyth --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
How does she manage irony in poetry? This is a lovely book and a good read for those who love poetry and also for those who do not. I do not usually read poetry, but like humour. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. E. Upton
My copy had a different cover, Excellent condition, some page yellowing but very clean copy otherwise.Published 5 months ago by annie
I would really have loved to like this collection a whole lot more; unfortunately, it just did not stir me in any particular way. (And sorry, no pun intended).Published 18 months ago by Ms. Fiona Allen
I lent my signed copy to someone more than 20 years ago and have been missing it ever since. Am so pleased to have it back with or without Wendy Cope's signaturePublished 20 months ago by Oliver Cazorla
If you're a fan of Wendy Cope's lighthearted and bathos-filled poetry then you'll definitely want to own this. Read morePublished on 1 May 2009 by Captain Pugwash
Witty and great fun, there's no one else quite like Wendy Cope in English poetry.Published on 16 Oct. 2008 by Book Nut