Pam Ayres - The Works - Classic Collection

Author: Pam Ayres

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9781846077937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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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 poems, many of which are now illustrated with specially commissioned line drawings by Susan Hellard. This is the first time The Works has been available in hardback and is certain to delight Pam's fans of all ages. Pam is one of Britain's best-loved personalities and has been a regular on television and radio for more than 30 years—most recently on Just a Minute, The Comedy Quiz, Countdown, and her own series, Ayres on the Air.

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

Author: Christopher Riches,Michael Cox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019251850X

Category: True Crime

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Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Science Through Stories

Author: Chris Smith

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 1912480190

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Collection of stories for teaching science in primary schools with a set of follow up activities for each topic. Stories cover commonly taught topics, designed to be learned and retold orally by students. Each story comes with engaging and inclusive ways to link that story to science teaching, English and other subjects.

Country Life

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Category: Country life

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With These Hands

Author: Pam Ayres

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781529104950


Page: 144

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A collection of the very best poems and sketches from the nation's favourite poet 'Pam Ayres is absolutely essential to British humour' Mail on Sunday 'A national treasure' Daily Express With These Hands is the classic collection of witty monologues and poems from Pam's early life in the 1950s, through four years in the WRAF, and marriage and motherhood, to her busy career as a writer and broadcaster. From the topical to the hilarious, this collection encompasses the spectrum of Pam Ayres' talent. She writes about such topics as the pollution of the beaches, the demise of the Church and the cult of Sunday Shopping, as well as the National Lottery and the Wonderbra. The pieces are presented together with delightful illustrations by Susan Hellard, providing a beguiling insight into the heart and mind of Pam Ayres.

The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

Author: Rhian Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441106898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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With examples from an extensive range of poets from Chaucer to today, The Poetry Toolkit offers simple and clear explanations of key terms, genres and concepts that enable readers to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poems. Combining an easy-to-use reference format defining and illustrating key concepts, forms and topics, with in-depth practice readings and further exercises, the book helps students master the study of poetry for themselves. Now in its second edition, The Poetry Toolkit includes a wider range of examples from contemporary poetry and more American poetry. In addition, an extended close reading section now offers practice comparative readings of the kind students are most likely to be asked to undertake, as well as readings informed by contemporary environmental and urban approaches. The book is also supported by extensive online resources, including podcasts, weblinks, guides to further reading and advanced study guides to reading poetry theoretically.

The Athenaeum

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Poetry Magic 6

Author: Edited by Keki N Daruwalla

Publisher: Ratna Sagar

ISBN: 9788183321754


Page: 64

View: 9443

Poetry heals. In a world torn by strife and shaken by stress, poetry is what children need. Poetry Magic takes children to the magical world of poetry and aspires to inculcate in them a love for it. Selected and edited by two of India s greatest living poets, Ruskin Bond and Keki N Daruwalla, these books are carefully graded into eight parts. Also available web support at