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You Made Me Late Again!: My New Collection [Hardcover]

Pam Ayres
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26 Sep 2013

With over fifty new poems from Britain's favourite poet, You Made Me Late Again! is an essential addition to Pam Ayres' incomparable collection of works.

Pam's poems are observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. In 'The Swifts' and 'The Pyracantha Anthem' she marvels at nature, while 'A Patient's Prayer' and 'Litter Moron' offer wry views on Modern Britain. From the dog being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for university; and from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming a gran for the first time - Pam's poems are beautifully crafted, and her subjects the everyday and the universal.

Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems in You Made Me Late Again! are brand new, yet it also features several firm favourites from her stage shows, published for the first time, such as 'The Make-up Lady' and 'Tippy Tappy Feet'.


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (26 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009194046X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091940461
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pam Ayres has been a regular on television and radio since winning the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975 - on Just a Minute, The Comedy Quiz, Countdown and her own series, Ayres on the Air. She performs her solo stage show throughout Britain and around the world and has a huge fan base in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Pam is one of Britain's best-loved personalities and was awarded the MBE in 2004.

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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)

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The wonderful new collection of poems, anecdotes and short verses from the inimitable Pam Ayres.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comforting but can we have audio cd version 1 Oct 2013
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Iv always found Pam Ayres poems so comforting. They make you smile but sometimes they make you feel a bit defiant, lots of things pam touches on resonate. I think this is a great new collection of poems and sketches. I just hope Pam does an audio cd version. I always buy Pams cds because I love her voice too. Please do an Audio pam if you are reading!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Poems and Funny Sketches 7 Oct 2013
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This is a great book. I read it swiftly because it was just so readable. As well as poems there are a few sketches, my favourite being one called `The Leather Trousers' which has a beautiful use of the word appendage. Some of the sketches reminded me of Victoria Wood's work, they are about the kind of people we all know, the people we could find ourselves queuing behind in the supermarket. Ayres takes the ordinary and elevates it with her wonderful descriptions or quirky way of seeing it. There was also more serious work, for instance the touching and bleak poem `Count Me Out', about how elderly people may feel. I recommend following her on twitter - @PamAyres - you'll get all the excitement of seeing her tea cosies and her dog hiding in the jam-jar cupboard (surely worth venturing into the modern world for if you're not familiar with Twitter).
I'm lending this book to my Mum now I've read it. It's enjoyable by multiple generations because it's clever and compassionate. I find Pam Ayres inspiring and even wrote my own wedding poem in a style similar to hers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new book 10 Dec 2013
By Bump
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How does she do it? Superb book, she made me laugh again. Anyone who has previously enjoyed Pam's humour will love this book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars poetry 15 Dec 2013
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Very funny. It's funnier when Pam Ayres reads her own poems though. Again a present but I'm sure it will go down OK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pam, tops again. 17 Nov 2013
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You are always guaranteed a good laugh when reading or listening to Pam Ayres. this new collection does not disappoint.good clean humour throughout.
Recommend to all of Pam's fans both old and new
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pam Ayres new book 15 Nov 2013
By Diane
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It was the poem about the little dog on Page 96 that made me buy it. It reduced me to tears because we have a little dog that fits the bill (not dead thank goodness). I saw a write up in the Telegraph and that is what made me immediately buy the book. Just wish I could contact Pam Ayres to say how much I loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun. 16 Oct 2013
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I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a wee smile. Just lift the book, open it, read and smile.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, yet again 5 Oct 2013
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Once more Pam has delivered her new collection of poems and sketches with charm and pathos. There does, however, in this book, have a theme of loss, be it family pets or children leaving home. It is still done with warmth and affection and exactly pinpoints the feelings experienced. Long may Pam reign, we love her.
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