About this book
A brand new collection from Roger McGough, with plenty of his characteristic wordplay and wit, but also a stronger melancholy strain and a distinct sense of menace in many of the poems. Published just ahead of his 75th birthday, this will be a cause for celebration.
There may be a stronger strain of melancholy than before (the death of a regular in the local pub; the news that a daughter might be moving abroad), as well as a distinct sense of menace, small but insistent, which inhabits many of the poems. This title is a book of poems that shows the author's writing as fluently and inventively as ever.