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That Awkward Age

by Roger McGough - £8.99  Penguin (2010)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141042022 | ISBN 10: 0141042028

'From laundrettes to contact lenses, Paul McCartney's trousers to plane crashes, McGough guides us through the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of our illogical and unexciting lives, and finds the humour and drama hidden within. This new collection has a bonus section: in a series of wonderfully funny poems, responding to Carol Ann Duffy's "The World's Wife" McGough gives voice to a number of forgotten and long-suffering male figures: Lord Godiva, Mr Sappho, Mr Blyton, etc Presenter of Radio 4's "Poetry Please" and Britain's foremost popular poet, McGough brings us this happy collision of life, language and imagination with his unique and witty wordplay. His recent adaptation of "The Hypochondriac" playing at the Liverpool Playhouse has had fantastic reviews where, as with all his writing, McGough 'produces that rare sound, an audience rocking to rhyme' - (Susannah Clapp, "Observer").

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