The Nation's Favourite Comic Poems : A Selection of Humorous Verse, Paperback

The Nation's Favourite Comic Poems : A Selection of Humorous Verse Paperback

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This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation's all-time favourite comic poetry.

From much-loved classics such as Lewis Carroll's curious 'Jabberwocky' to lesser known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess's 'The Purple Cow', Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of witty, nonsensical and plain laugh-out-loud funny poems.

The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah.

There is Roald Dahl's cunning variation on 'Little Red Riding Hood', Spike Milligan's brilliantly ridiculous 'On the Ning Nang Nong' as well as several entries from the ever-elusive Anon, including one delightfully succint 'Peas'.

Remembered, half-remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the nation's favourite comic poems.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780563384519



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Not sure I can add much to Birchmore's review. The selection is excellent, covering old and new. A great pick me up, as you find yourself laughing out loud at many of the poems. Although everyone's sense of humour is not the same, there should be something for everyone here.

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