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Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection

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The Works contains 120 of Pam Ayres' best-known poems from the 1970s and 1980s, 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 new edition Pam has written a general introduction, as well as individual introductions to the poe ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by BBC Books
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Lucy Williams
Sep 11, 2015 Lucy Williams rated it really liked it
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Pam Ayres has been a regular on television and radio since winning the TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975. More than thirty years later, Pam is a regular on BBC Radio 4 in her own series Ayres on the Air, as well as on programmes such as Just a minute, Loose ends and That reminds me. Pam performs her solo stage show throughout Britain and around the world.

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Honest, hilarious and occasionally poignant, Pam’s humorous verse deftly exposes the absurdities of everyd
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Allison Symes
Jul 23, 2015 Allison Symes rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book. Contains all the old favourites. I remember Pam Ayres winning Opportunity Knocks with Oh How I Wish I Looked After Me Teeth. She probably won't thank me for mentioning that but the poem stands the test of time and is still as funny.

I also love The Dolly on the Dustcart and I'm The Dog Who Didn't Win a Prize so there is heart-rending work in here too!

And who could resist a poem called Don't Start! I couldn't. Rang a few bells too.

Wonderful to dip into or read through.
Flyss Williams
Apr 23, 2015 Flyss Williams rated it really liked it
Charming collection of comic compositions from poet Pam Ayres best loved poems including, I wish I'd looked after my teeth, Battery hen and Do you think Bruce Springsteen would fancy me?
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Mar 02, 2011 Maria rated it liked it
Good for a laugh but better live
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May 14, 2014 Porl Yates rated it liked it
Simply lovely....and brought back a lot of memories from my childhood....
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Aug 29, 2012 Janjelle rated it it was amazing
Pam Ayres is pure Genius with the Poems she can create
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Dec 13, 2016 SA_Aslam_ rated it liked it
This is one to keep on your bookshelf and to browse through every now and then for something a bit light hearted, but beware her acute observations on life are honest. I prefer the earlier poems written before Ayres grew older - the later poems left me feeling a bit down.
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PAM AYRES is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of PAM AYRES include Guess Who, Guess What, Piggo and the Fork Lift Truck.
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