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Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple

by Jenny Joseph, illustrated by Lydia Coventry - £6.99  Profile Books Ltd (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781788168182 | ISBN 10: 1788168186

Voted Britain's favourite poem, 'Warning', written in 1961, is known and loved the world over for its message of old age as a time for indulgence and fun.
 
In the poem's respectable middle-aged woman, as she imagines herself in old age as a cheeky rebel with outrageous clothes and dotty behaviour, poet Jenny Joseph has created a character whose thoughts have been quoted at conferences and funerals, used to cheer up sick friends and remembered with pleasure by children and adults alike around the world.
 
Here, 'Warning' appears as a beautiful updated edition with new illustrations; the perfect gift for a friend or relative who wants to grow older free from expectations, with a joyful and rebellious spirit.

(Price & availability last checked: December 2021)

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