Pam Ayres is one of our most widely-adored poets throughout the world and is nothing less than a national treasure. Her work is popular with fans of all ages, and her wry observations on the peculiarities of modern life will raise a smile from even the most hardened cynic. This new collection is a must-have for Pam's many fans - and for anyone who enjoys beautifully crafted stories and poems to make you laugh and make you think.
- 124 x 142 x 24mm | 198g
- 01 Aug 2008
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
- B/W line drawings
Number one poetry bestseller of 2007. 'And still she goes on. Eat your hearts out Heaney and Motion.' * The Times * 'Observant, mocking, gently thought-provoking. SURGICALLY ENHANCED . . . is one of her best' * Daily Telegraph * There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman * Daily Express * 'You can't help but warm to Ayres's humorous and wry take on life' * Launceston Examiner * 'Engrossing and wonderfully evocative . . . better than ever before. SURGICALLY ENHANCED is Ayres at her heartiest. Always therapeutic - good for our hearts and souls - and always there to bring a glow to the cheeks and a tear to the eye.' * Sydney Morning Herald * 'Observant, mocking, gently thought-provoking. SURGICALLY ENHANCED . . . is one of her best' * Daily Telegraph * There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman * Daily Express *
About Pam Ayres
It's over 30 years since Pam first appeared on the TV talent show 'Opportunity Knocks', and since then her comic poems have contributed enormously to the wider appeal today of all forms of poetry. Many of Pam's poems feature in anthologies used in schools around the world. She's been a regular on TV and Radio over the years - on BBC Radio 2 with her own series, The Comedy Quiz, Pam Ayres' Sunday Afternoon and Pam Ayres' Open Road, and on Radio 4 in Just A Minute, That Reminds Me, The Right Time, Wireless Wise, and her own recent Radio 4 series Ayres On The Air. She was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2004.