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Wendy Cope - Author

About the Author

Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008.

Featured books by Wendy Cope

Life, Love and the Archers Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose

Life, Love and the Archers Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life, Love and the Archers brings together the best of her prose - recollections, reviews and essays from the light-hearted to the serious, taken from a lifetime of published and unpublished work, and all with Cope's lightness of touch. Here readers can meet the Enid-Blyton-obsessed schoolgirl, the ambivalent daughter, the amused teacher, the sensitive journalist, the cynical romantic and the sardonic television critic, as well as touching on books and writers who have informed a lifetime of reading and writing. Wendy Cope is a master of the one-liner as well as the couplet, the telling review as well as the sonnet, and Life, Love and the Archers gives us a wonderfully entertaining and unforgettable portrait of one of England's favourite writers.

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Life, Love and the Archers Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose

Life, Love and the Archers Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life, Love and the Archers brings together the best of her prose - recollections, reviews and essays from the light-hearted to the serious, taken from a lifetime of published and unpublished work, and all with Cope's lightness of touch. Here readers can meet the Enid-Blyton-obsessed schoolgirl, the ambivalent daughter, the amused teacher, the sensitive journalist, the cynical romantic and the sardonic television critic, as well as touching on books and writers who have informed a lifetime of reading and writing. Wendy Cope is a master of the one-liner as well as the couplet, the telling review as well as the sonnet, and Life, Love and the Archers gives us a wonderfully entertaining and unforgettable portrait of one of England's favourite writers. A book for anyone who's ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they'll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger.

Family Values

Family Values

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1970

Cope's mordant humour and formal ingenuity are in evidence, even as she remembers the wounds of a damaging childhood; and in poems about love and the inevitable problems of aging she achieves an intriguing blend of sadness and joy. Two very different sets of commissioned poems round off a remarkable volume, whose opening poem sounds clearly the profound note of compassion which underlies the whole.

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Other books by Wendy Cope

If I Don't Know

If I Don't Know

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2001

Serious Concerns

Serious Concerns

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/1998

Wendy Cope's first book of poems and parodies, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, went straight into the bestseller lists. Its successor, Serious Concerns has proved even more popular, addressing such topics as 'Bloody Men', 'Men and Their Boring Arguments', 'Two Cures for Love', 'Kindness to Animals' and 'Tumps' (Typically Useless Male Poets).

Twiddling Your Thumbs Hand Rhymes

Twiddling Your Thumbs Hand Rhymes

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/1992

Beware of Jaws and meet Georgie, Thomasina, Serendipity the Snail and other characters in this collection of hand rhymes. Arranged in order of increasing difficulty, these rhymes are designed for use at home or in the classroom. Wendy Cope is the author of The River Girl.

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