When I say that Pam Ayres ought to be the Oxford Professor of Poetry, even the Poet Laureate, I am not being facetious ... Ayres uses simple verse forms - comic ballads or folk song idioms - to make poignant observations about tiresome husbands, gossiping wives, false teeth or battery hens.
I find her work sweet and sour, gentle and sad, and often very moving in its wistful way
" (Roger Lewis Daily Mail
"Her wistful, funny and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life" (Sunday Times
"A wonderful, wonderful book" (Paul O’Grady)
"Her humour, which verges on the black at times, is contagious and so original" (Daily Telegraph
"A national treasure. There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman" (Daily Express
The wonderful new collection of poems, anecdotes and short verses from the inimitable Pam Ayres.