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  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846077937
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $29.99

Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection

A new edition of Pam Ayres' classic collection of poems

The Works contains 120 of Pam Ayres' best-known poems from the seventies and eighties, 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 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. The Works is certain to delight Pam's fans of all ages.

  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846077937
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster and entertainer for over 40 years. She is the author of several bestselling poetry books, including The Works, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again! and The Last Hedgehog. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was a bestseller when it was published in 2011.

On radio she is a regular on Just A Minute, has made six series of her own Ayres On The Air and has appeared twice on the legendary Desert Island Discs.

Pam performs her solo stage show throughout the UK and lives in the Cotswolds, where she is an enthusiastic gardener for wildlife.

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Praise for Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection

One of the fastest selling tickets at the Fringe, Pam Ayres' appeal seems undiminished

Edinburgh Herald

Pam Ayres is a poet for the people. Her verse portrays a wicked sense of humour, and deals with subjects not normally thought to be worthy of poetry

Melbourne Herald Sun

Pam Ayres, the bestselling poet, writes as rhapsodically about the Wonderbra as Wordsworth did about daffodils


There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman

Daily Express

The genius Pam Ayres

Euan Ferguson, Observer

One of Britain's greatest poets

Will Hodgkinson, Guardian

Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life

Sunday Times

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