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Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection Hardcover – 4 Sep 2008

4.7 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; Ill edition (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846074657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846074653
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. (Sunday Times)

One of the fastest selling tickets at the Fringe, Pam Ayres' appeal seems undiminished. (Edinburgh Herald)

Pam Ayres is a poet for the people. Her verse portrays a wicked sense of humour, and deals with subjects not normally thought to be worthy of poetry. (Melbourne Herald Sun)

Pam Ayres, the bestselling poet, writes as rhapsodically about the Wonderbra as Wordsworth did about daffodils. (Guardian)

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A charming, illustrated edition of Pam Ayres' classic collection of poems

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We keep it in the downstairs loo and its great for just picking a poem at random and having a good laugh. What a brilliant poet, understands life incredibly well.
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I got this for my mother who has alzheimers. She loves poetry, and I thought this would be a bit different ... she certainly enjoyed it. Pam Ayres has a wicked sense of humeur which is adored by all ages.
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Excellent books. As described
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Good product As advertised Excellent service
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A refreshing read, pictures in words, one of the nice things is the lack of name dropping which you seem to get in books of this type. Highly recommended.
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Pam Ayres - the Works: The Classic Collection
This book proved to be everything i wanted it to be. I have previously borrowed a Pam Ayres book from a friend and readlly enjoyed it so decided to buy one, the leter version, for myself. I found it both funny, hilarious in parts and touvhing at others and have browsed through very many times and will keep it forever. It is a really good read whether sitting on a sun-bed in the garden or whilst relaxing but especially good on those nights when you just can't sleep and you need something to cheer you up. This does the job perfectly. Enjoy!
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Pam Ayres is one of those rare people who can bring tears of laughter to her audience with her gentle humour, whatever their age. These poems are from her early years and seem just as fresh as ever. Pam has written some introductions to the poems and there are some nice line drawings. I think most people will have heard at least one of the poems; I'm half expecting Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to recite "The Battery Hen" at any moment, it is just as true now as it ever was.
I can't imagine anyone not getting enjoyment from this book, it proves that poetry doesn't have to be dull.
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When I read this I could hear Pam Ayres speaking - I really enjoyed this book and, of course, one of the benefits was that you didn't have to read it all in one go. As usual with Pam very entertaining.
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