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Now We Are Sixty by Christopher Matthew


Now We Are Sixty by Christopher Matthew

When Christopher Matthew was six, the poems of Milne always reassured him that other children were as naughty as he was, so on reaching sixty he decided that he should adapt Now We Are Six for an older audience.Now We Are Sixty is often hilarious, sometimes rueful and always thought-provoking. Some verses are about realising we are not as young as we thought, while some are about the more disconcerting problems of modern life; mobile telephones on trains, anti-social behaviour, traffic jams and the internet.


humorous pastiches ... a charming book * Glasgow Herald * Matthews retains the rhythms of the originals while neatly and wittily updating them to fit the modern world ... aided and abetted by David Eccles
faithfully rendered illustrations

. * Glasgow Herald * This affectionate tribute to Milne follows the familiar rhythms and rhyme schemes of the master * The Oldie *

About the Author

Christopher Matthew is the author of Now We Are Sixty, When We Were Fifty and The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe. He lives in London and Suffolk.

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Publication date

14th October 1999


Christopher Matthew

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John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


112 pages


Poetry by individual poets



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