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

by Wendy Cope

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

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prose - recollections, reviews and essays from the light-hearted to the serious, taken from a lifetime of published and unpublished work, and all with Cope's lightness of touch.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.

The Good Book Guide Review

Cope brings her poet’s gift for observation and the well-chosen word to a range of subjects from the serious to the light-hearted. Comprising extracts from an unpublished memoir, reviews, essays, and other short pieces, candid episodes from her life story are combined with unstuffy comment on the writing of poetry, education – to which she brings a teacher’s perspective – reflections on love and marriage, ageing, and the capacity for appreciating small things. Self-aware and self-deprecating, Cope ruminates with brisk common sense, wisdom, wry humour and sensitivity on such topics as poetry as an aid to timing the boiling of an egg, the plight of the television critic, and everyday life.

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

'funny, fearless and unflinchingly truthful' Times Literary Supplement - Books of the Years 2014

 

'thought-provoking and inspiring' Independent on Sunday - Books of the Year 2014

 

'entertaining and moving, with appeal far beyond stalwart Cope fans... Life, Love and The Archers begins poignantly with hints of humour ... with the final section prompting several mortifying laugh-out-loud-on-public-transport incidents' Independent on Sunday

 

'This anthology of prose from Britain's best-loved poet is wonderful, wistful and has some wisecracking one-liners' Tatler

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ISBN: 9781444795387
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444795363
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781444795387
Publication date: 9th April 2015
Author: Wendy Cope
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Prose: non-fiction,

About Wendy Cope

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.

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