About the Author
Roger McGough is one of Britain's best-known poetry voices. Following the success of the bestselling Penguin collection The Mersey Sound
(with Brian Patten and the late Adrian Henri) he has been captivating children and adults alike with his unique blend of heart and wit for more than four decades. He is the regular presenter of Radio 4's Poetry Please
Much travelled and translated he is now an international ambassador for poetry and was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001, and with a CBE in 2005. In the last couple of years he has successfully adapted two Molière plays, Tartuffe
and The Hypochondriac
, for the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.