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My Prefect Cousin A Short Biography of Paul Hamilton by Kevin Eldon
  

My Prefect Cousin A Short Biography of Paul Hamilton

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Faber – is there any more respected name in poetry publishing? No – and it’s therefore fitting that they publish the biography of Paul Hamilton “a...poet and even an ordinary person...” Kevin Eldon charts the life of his poetical alter ego Paul Hamilton, that towering performance poet and leading angry young man. At last we will be able to read Hamilton’s poetry as his anthology Shadows of Reflections is also included in this volume. Who could believe that it has remained unpublished for so long? ~ Sue Baker

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My Prefect Cousin A Short Biography of Paul Hamilton by Kevin Eldon

Eliot, Heaney, Auden, Larkin, Plath. Faber & Faber are famous the world over for publishing the works of the giants of poetry. And now with My Prefect Cousin they are proud to introduce to you the poems of cult poet Paul Hamilton. Paul who? A reasonable question. Hamilton, once described by the Poetic Literary Review as 'a diabolical libertarian', has remained firmly under the public radar ever since he first started writing poetry in the early nineties. But now it is time for him to receive the recognition he deserves. Hamilton's cousin, Kevin Eldon, stand up comedian and stalwart of numerous television and radio comedies over the last twenty years, presents a fascinating insight into the life, work and times of a poet who stands in a class all of his own. My Prefect Cousin charts the roller coaster ride of a life dedicated to verse; the emotional highs, the murky depths, with personal contributions from Hamilton that are often characterised by a brutal honesty that is not for the faint hearted. Or indeed the weak stomached. My Prefect Cousin also contains for the very first time on the printed page 'Shadows of Reflections', the anthology of poetry Hamilton has failed for so long to find a publisher for. Until now.

About the Author

Kevin Eldon started his career as a character based stand-up comic and has since collaborated with many of the top names in British comedy. His BBC Two television show, It's Kevin, was broadcast in 2013 to great acclaim, building on the success of his Radio 4 show, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now. Some of the comedies he has been involved with include Big Train, Jam, I'm Alan Partridge, Hunderby, The IT Crowd, Hot Fuzz, Four Lions and Martin Scorsese's Hugo.

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Publication date

7th August 2014

Author

Kevin Eldon

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9780571283118

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