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A collection of 35 poems from the author of 'Dead Medium' Peter John.
Spanning subjects such as homelessness, public transport and kitchen utensils. This poetry collection swings between being both humorous and thought provoking. Illustrated by Christopher Raven. Contents: Wrapped Up In Brown Paper, Alone, Life On The Line, Bad Deals On Wheels, Good Bloody Morning, Memories
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Kindle Edition, 25 pages
Published June 6th 2013 (first published June 5th 2013)
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Pinkgreen
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this through the goodreads giveaway program.

I have a kind of love/hate relationship with poetry. Usually, I have to put myself in a certain mindset. And then it's hit or miss. Sometimes it's wonderful, sometimes I can't help but think "Are you kidding me ?"
I gave Wrapped up in brown paper 4 stars so obviously I liked it. It was a pleasant, quick read. Language is accessible to everyone, definitely not "hard" poetry.

This "book" is really really tiny though. It's actually thinner than my
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Christa
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful collection of very interesting little poems. I enjoyed reading it.
Shanu
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of 22 poems. It's an easy quick read. And that's all i was asking for. I have read some very tough poetry so i'm always glad when i find easy-to-understand poetry.

The themes addressed are the ones we can find in our everyday life so it's really easy to relate with most of the poems. There even might have been some verses that struck me out in a good way but on the whole, it's not revolutionary though.
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Brandt
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I became a fan of this author after reading Dead Medium (which is wonderful and I highly recommend) So when I heard he’d released this book of poems, I decided to pick up a copy, and I’m glad I did. Wrapped Up In Brown Paper And Other Poems by Peter John is a charming collection of poetry. They are a diverse gathering of thoughts, strung together perhaps, by the common theme of making us think, even the amusing ones carry some message. I liked “The Future Mushroom,” which begins,
“Fingers hover
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Alan Hardy
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A series of 22 poems, with an eclectic choice of themes, if nearly all with a hint of sad resignation. They are observant, thoughtful pieces, nicely structured, with an unobtrusive rhyme-scheme, often dwelling on the hardships of life, both in a physical sense as with the down-and-outs of society, and in an introspective sense. Just to give a flavour, here is a lovely image of memories (in the poem ‘Memories’): ‘Like drops of water, from your mind they leak.’ These lines from ‘The World at our F ...more
Madhu Mattaparthi
A wonderful poems ever i read. I became very big fan of his poems after reading the book.

It was given to me in exchange for an honest review

Fantastic work- an author to look out for in the future 5*****
Mii
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read!
Jodez
Some of the poetry is okay, some mediocre. A resounding meh.
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Peter John was born in Bromley Kent, England in 1973. He gained an interest in creative writing at the age of 14 and was published during the 1990's in several poetry anthologies. Happily Married to Jo since 1996 and currently living in Sidcup Kent, not so far from the tree.

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