Pam Ayres - The Works: The Classic Collection

Author(s): Pam Ayres


The Works contains 120 of Pam Ayres' best-known poems, 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'. This edition includes a general introduction by Pam, as well as individual introductions to these classic poems of the seventies and eighties, 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.


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A new paperback edition of Pam Ayres' classic collection of poems

"Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life" Sunday Times "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" Guardian "There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman" Daily Express

Pam Ayres has been a regular on television and radio since winning the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975 - on Just a Minute, The Comedy Quiz, Countdown and her own series, Ayres on the Air. She performs her solo stage show throughout Britain and around the world and has a huge fan base in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Pam is one of Britain's best-loved personalities and was awarded the MBE in 2004. For details of Pam's theatre engagements please see

General Fields

  • : 9781846077937
  • : Ebury Press
  • : BBC Books
  • : 0.235
  • : December 2009
  • : 199mm X 127mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pam Ayres
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 410
  • : 410
  • : 821.014
  • : 821.014
  • : 256
  • : 256
  • : 42 line illustrations
  • : 42 line illustrations