Now We Are Sixty

by Christopher Matthew

Now We Are Sixty Synopsis

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.

Now We Are Sixty Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719559792
Publication date: 14th October 1999
Author: Christopher Matthew
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 112 pages
Categories: Humour, Poetry by individual poets,

About Christopher Matthew

Apart from Now We Are Sixty, Christopher Matthew, is best known for his Diary of a Somebody and its accident-prone hero Simon Crisp, whom Sheridan Morley called 'one of the greatest comic characters of our time'. He has been a columnist for most of the major newspapers, currently writes on books and TV for the Daily Mail, and is well known as a broadcaster. He lives in London and Suffolk.

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