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5.0 out of 5 stars A New View of Poetry
I have not read poetry since my children were young but found this book full of dry humour. The poems either made me smile or laugh out loud. I have enjoyed her fiction but surprised myself by enjoying her poetry more. If you want a smile give this a try!
Published on 26 Feb 2009 by Aspiring Bookworm

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Read somewhere that these poems are now studied for GCSE/A-level which would suggest that the examining boards have fallen for the hype on the back cover. There's a couple of quirky lines that might raise a smile, but on the whole this work seems very mediocre ... and at its worst is verging on Pam Ayres. They are very samey; generally about some man who has let the...
Published on 16 April 2009 by booksetc


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A New View of Poetry, 26 Feb 2009
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I have not read poetry since my children were young but found this book full of dry humour. The poems either made me smile or laugh out loud. I have enjoyed her fiction but surprised myself by enjoying her poetry more. If you want a smile give this a try!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 16 April 2009
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Read somewhere that these poems are now studied for GCSE/A-level which would suggest that the examining boards have fallen for the hype on the back cover. There's a couple of quirky lines that might raise a smile, but on the whole this work seems very mediocre ... and at its worst is verging on Pam Ayres. They are very samey; generally about some man who has let the author down ... if she was a friend, you'd be tempted to say Get Over It. Poetry of the Woman's Magazine School of literature. 'The brightest young star in British poetry?' Let's hope not!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unfair sex, 30 May 2009
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Your Men! They pepper pages
In a most peculiar way
The men you wrote a poem on
For lack of pepper spray

And yet I think you worth your salt
On the occasions it appears
Your non-man-hating poems dance
And waltz between the ears

Please quote this praise right back at them
If people dissapprove of you
That half a dozen good ones are
Six more than they could do

Don't say I said the others drag
I read them, every one
You may however say I found
Not all so good as some
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4.0 out of 5 stars It rhymes and scans!, 8 Jun 2014
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Sophie's verse rhymes and scans, which I love, and she manages to fit colloquial English into the discipline of her format without apparent effort. I particularly liked 'Don't say I said' and 'Rubbish at Adultery', which are genuinely funny as well as true to life.
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