A new edition of Pam Ayres' classic collection of poems
The Works contains 120 of Pam Ayres' best-known poems from the seventies and eighties, including 'The Battery Hen', 'Please Will You Take Your Children Home Before I Do Them In?', 'Sling Another Chair Leg on the Fire, Mother' and, of course, 'Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth'.
For this edition Pam has written a general introduction, as well as individual introductions to the poems, many of which are now illustrated with specially commissioned line drawings by Susan Hellard. The Works is certain to delight Pam's fans of all ages.
“One of the fastest selling tickets at the Fringe, Pam Ayres' appeal seems undiminished”
“Pam Ayres is a poet for the people. Her verse portrays a wicked sense of humour, and deals with subjects not normally thought to be worthy of poetry”
Melbourne Herald Sun
“Pam Ayres, the bestselling poet, writes as rhapsodically about the Wonderbra as Wordsworth did about daffodils”
“There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman”
“The genius Pam Ayres”
Euan Ferguson, Observer
“One of Britain's greatest poets”
Will Hodgkinson, Guardian
“Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life”