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

Page: N.A

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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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Country life

Page: N.A

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Head in the Clouds

Author: John Fedorenko

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 1398456209

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

View: 9581

Head in the Clouds is the debut poetry collection by Doncaster-based writer and humorist John Fedorenko. A fun, quirky compendium of thoughts and musings on various topics, ranging from the frustration felt by having a low phone battery to the utter delight of experiencing gut-busting laughter. John shares childhood memories of his bizarrely behaved first pet and of growing up with an ancient TV. He reveals his unlikely idea for a remarkable invention and the real reason vending machines get stuck! Poems on the philosophy of life and the fragility of time are presented alongside those on the importance of tea and how he was once madly jealous of a hamster. There’s even a poem about writing a poem... From the serious to the surreal, from longer pieces to witty single-verse observations and traditionally written limericks, Head in the Clouds offers an entertaining, funny and uplifting insight into the mind of a self-confessed scatterbrain!

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.

Reelin' in the Years

Author: Mark Radcliffe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4860

When Mark Radcliffe was born in the late 1950s, Britain was trying to find its own version of the dangerously sexy Elvis … we gave the world Cliff Richard but by the time Mark was old enough to recognise pop songs on the radio, the UK was exploding into the world's most exciting place to be for a young music fan. In this, his eagerly awaited new book, Mark Radcliffe takes a record from each year of his life, using the song as a starting point from which to reach out and pull together a wonderfully entertaining catalogue of memories and asides about British culture. And, as one would expect from this unique and popular broadcaster, the tunes he lists are not the usual suspects. From The Kinks' 'See My Friends', through Slade's 'Coz I Luv You' to Kraftwerk's 'Europe Endless' and Joy Division's 'Atmosphere', Mark's selections bring forth a diverse collision of styles from eras uniquely defined by their musical genres and fashions. Bringing his choices right up to the present day, we see the inclusion of artists such as Richard Hawley, Elbow and Fleet Foxes. Mark's hugely entertaining and affectionate trawl through his favourite music of the past 50 years is guaranteed to surprise and delight his many fans.