- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; large type edition edition (6 Dec. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1840323035
- ISBN-13: 978-1840323030
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 13.7 x 1.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,069,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Now We Are Sixty Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 6 Dec 2001
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...an elegant take on Milne (The Times)
Matthew's little book is wise, perceptive and very funny, (The Independent on Sunday)
The book is very clever and very funny, (The Guardian)
...it takes a wry look at topics, ranging from insomnia to golf clubs and mobile telephones. (The Financial Times)
Childhood is confusing enough, but compared to middle-age it's a doddleSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
And he loved it. Everything - including the clever cover design - is a delight and a feast for Pooh reading parents.
In fact he has been talking about it almost every time we have met since. All his friends now seem to be buying copies as well - at least those who know the original (this is essential otherwise you won't get it, I gather), so there must be a run on this in the bookshops of Devon.
The perfect parody.
It has taken me all this time to find another book that had the same effect. Now We Are Sixty by Christopher Matthew is that book.
I stood in the bookshop unable to stop laughing. And I'm no where near sixty yet! I gave a copy to my father in law for Christmas and he loved it.
It does help if you are familiar with the original poems by Milne, that way you get the rhyme in your head and the poem flows better. but even if you are not you will appreciate the remix of of Milne's work. The weird joining together of a wistful longing for the past, plus cynical observations of modern life and sureal poetry really works well.
What else can I say? The book will be a classic of humourous poetry for years to come. Buy it, read it, love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this for a sixty year old. She laughed. I flicked though it. Made me chuckle.Published 6 months ago by Andi
I've been giving this book to everyone I know who reaches 60 ... and this year I reached 60 and it really does make me chuckle every time I dip into it.Published 10 months ago by Susan Hamilton
Very good, but be warned, for younger listeners you would net to explain the background against which some verses were written, politics, inflation and so on.Published 13 months ago by A. A. Strange
My friend and I both turned sixty this year, so seemed appropriate somehow...Published 16 months ago by ExlexicBooks