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Books by Pam Ayres

  • Up in the Attic

    Pam Ayres

    Product Code: BZSAG
    Hardback
    The brand new collection of verse from the nation's favourite poet, Pam Ayres. With the same magic that has enchanted her fans for more than four decades, Pam's new collection is by turns hilarious, reflective and profound. From the dubious joy of being an exhausted, panic-stricken hostess in `The Dinner Party' or feelings of unease about pub tableware in `Don't Put My Dinner on the Slate!', to a poignant reflection of war in 'Down the Line'and the bittersweet nostalgia of `Up in the Attic', this new collection will tickle and move readers in equal measure.
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  • The Necessary Aptitude

    Pam Ayres

    Product Code: AEYLJ
    Paperback
    'Next, I applied to work in the accounts department, a sealed room where women operated clattering machines like enormous typewriters. After I had catastrophically and erroneously applied all the wrong information to several trolley loads of documents and lumbered the staff with weeks of corrective work, I was shown the door by a tight-lipped manageress. I knew what was coming. Over the relentless, furious din of machinery, I lip-read the familiar words: "Lacks the necessary aptitude"'. Pam Ayres' early childhood in Stanford in the Vale was idyllic in many ways, and typical of that experienced by a great swathe of children born in rural areas in the immediate post-war years. Though her parents' generation was harrowed by war, better times were coming. Everything the family needed was within walking distance in the village, and life with four older brothers and a sister in their crowded council house was exceedingly lively. In her late teens, Pam grew dissatisfied with her life as a Civil Service clerk with only the local 'hop' for scintillating excitement. Having seen three of her brothers called up for National Service and sent off to exciting destinations, Pam felt desperate for travel and adventure. She joined the WRAF and soon found herself in the Far East. There she began to write in earnest, and develop the unique talent that would make her one of Britain's favourite comics...Written with Pam's much-loved combination of humour and poignancy, "The Necessary Aptitude" is a beautifully written memoir of her early years.
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  • The Last Hedgehog

    Pam Ayres

    Product Code: BPMNU
    Hardback
    Pam Ayres marks National Hedgehog Awareness Week with The Last Hedgehog - a less-than-fond farewell from the perspective on the final surviving prickly pal.

    Spiky, thought-provoking and funny, the story is wonderfully complemented by Alice Tait's stunning illustrations and will remind you that unless we take steps to prevent their decline, hedgehogs will be anything but common...
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  • Surgically Enhanced

    Pam Ayres

    Product Code: BURYK
    Hardback
    This new gift edition is a must-have for Pam's many fans - and for anyone who enjoys beautifully crafted stories and poems to make you laugh and make you think. Pam Ayres is one of our most widely-adored poets throughout the world and is nothing less than a national treasure. Her work is popular with fans of all ages, and her wry observations on the peculiarities of modern life will raise a smile from even the most hardened cynic.
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  • You Made Me Late Again!

    Pam Ayres

    Product Code: AMODQ
    Paperback
    With over fifty new poems from Britain's favourite poet, You Made Me Late Again! is an essential addition to Pam Ayres' incomparable collection of works. Pam's poems are observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. In 'The Swifts' and 'The Pyracantha Anthem' she marvels at nature, while 'A Patient's Prayer' and 'Litter Moron' offer wry views on Modern Britain. From the dog being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for university; and from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming a gran for the first time - Pam's poems are beautifully crafted, and her subjects the everyday and the universal. Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems in You Made Me Late Again! are brand new, yet it also features several firm favourites from her stage shows, published for the first time, such as 'The Make-up Lady' and 'Tippy Tappy Feet'.
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