Ivor Cutler

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Ivor Cutler


Born
in Glasgow, Scotland
January 15, 1923

Died
March 03, 2006

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Ivor Cutler was a Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist. He became known for his regular performances on BBC radio, and in particular his numerous sessions recorded for John Peel's influential radio programme, and later for Andy Kershaw's programme. He appeared in the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967 and on Neil Innes' television programmes. Cutler also wrote books for children and adults and was a teacher at A. S. Neill's Summerhill School and for 30 years in inner-city schools in London.

In live performances Cutler would often accompany himself on a harmonium. Phyllis King appears on several of his records, and for a number of years was a part of his concerts. She usually read small phrases but also read a few short stories. The
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Average rating: 4.23 · 294 ratings · 19 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Life in a Scotch Sitting Ro...

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4.33 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Glasgow Dreamer

4.48 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Private Habits

4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1981
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Gruts

4.47 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1986
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Is That Your Flap, Jack?

4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1992
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Fresh Carpet

4.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1986
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Herbert: Five Stories

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3.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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A Nice Wee Present From Sco...

4.06 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1988
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Fremsley

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4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1987
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Large Et Puffy

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1987
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More books by Ivor Cutler…
“How do you know
you're a girl?
I'm wearing a frock.
And if you take
it off?
I get cold, so I put
it back on.
If I was a boy,
I don't know what
I'd do.”
Ivor Cutler, Scots Wa' Straw

“I need nothing
I have everything I need
I lie upon the coffin
a doughnut in my hand”
Ivor Cutler

“The veins stood out on her angry temples like wormcasts.”
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