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That Awkward Age by Roger Mcgough
  

That Awkward Age

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A new collection of poems from one of the country's best loved and revered poets. Confronting the awkward periods between life and death...we're sure you get the picture. Brilliant, funny, imaginative and witty. A great collection to have.

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That Awkward Age by Roger Mcgough

Roger McGough's eagerly-awaited new collection is a powerful testament to the miraculous in the everyday. Here he builds us his world: one of chance encounters and embarrassing moments, of big questions and small wonders. 'At that awkward age now between birth and death,' he addresses Alzheimers and wrestles with mortality. He resolves (and fails) to live every day as if it were his last, joins the Foreign Legion, jives in Macca's trousers, shares the pain of Mr Sappho and Lord Godiva and plans a prison break.

With his inimitable warmth, wit and wordplay, Roger McGough affirms his position as the pre-eminent poet of the magic moment - the happy collision of life, language and the imagination.

Reviews

‘The patron saint of poetry’ Carol Ann Duffy

‘Liverpool's own Poet Laureate’ Daily Post

‘He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him’ The Times

‘A word juggler who never misses a catch’ Charles Causley

About the Author

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. Among his most popular titles are Summer with Monika, Blazing Fruit and Defying Gravity, all published by Penguin, and for children An Imaginary Menagerie, Pillow Talk and Bad, Bad Cats. He is an international ambassador for poetry and in 1997 was awarded an OBE, and in 2004 he was awarded a CBE. His most recent books include 'All the Best' and 'Slapstick' and for adults, 'Collected Poems' and 'Selected Poems.'

Roger McGough now lives in London.

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Publication date

25th June 2009

Author

Roger Mcgough

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

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ISBN

9780670918225

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