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  • Published: 15 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241294383
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.99
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Summer with Monika




A stunning fiftieth anniversary edition of an iconic love poem with illustrations from Chris Riddell

Summer with Monika is a love poem, charting the progress of a romance from the delicious intimacy of the honeymoon through to the stage of quarrels, jealousy, recriminations and boredom, to the point where love is as nice as a cup of tea in bed.

Re-issued for its 50th anniversary, Summer with Monika is a hidden gem of British love poetry featuring beautiful illustrations from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

  • Published: 15 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241294383
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Roger McGough

Date: 2004-03-15
Roger McGough was born in Liverpool in 1937. He has written over 50 books for both. He has won the Signal Award for Poetry twice, and the Cholmondeley Award. He has also won a BAFTA for his film work and a Royal Television Society Award for his TV series. He was awarded the freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001 and his OBE in 1997. He presents Poetry Please and guest hosts Home Truths on Radio 4.

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. Among his most popular titles are Summer with Monika, Blazing Fruit and Defying Gravity, all published by Penguin, and for children An Imaginary Menagerie, Pillow Talk and Bad, Bad Cats. He is an international ambassador for poetry and in 1997 was awarded an OBE, and in 2004 he was awarded a CBE. His most recent books include All the Best and Slapstick and for adults,  Collected Poems and Selected Poems.

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Praise for Summer with Monika

McGough has done for poetry what champagne does for weddings

Time Out

He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him

The Times

McGough's trademarks: the craft worn as lightly as the crown, the jokes that are something more, the underlying heartache, the acute sense of the way time slips away

Ian McMillan, Poetry Review

Memorable and enduring and fresh. Age has not withered [his lines] nor diminished their potency. Of how much modern poetry can you say that?

Sunday Herald

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