Warning : When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, Hardback Book

Warning : When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple Hardback

Illustrated by Pythia Ashton- Jewell


Voted Britain s best-loved poem by viewers of BBC TV s "Bookworm," this perennial favorite with its declaration of defiance against convention appeals to all those with a secret desire to throw off the strictures of propriety and set out deliberately to shock and be outrageous.

It sums up this wish perfectly with its pronouncement: "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple/With a red hat that doesn t go, and doesn t suit me/I shall sit down on the pavement when I m tired/And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells.

Reprinted here as a gift book with line drawings by Pythia Ashton-Jewell, this edition of the classic is ideal both for those who know and love the poem and for those who have yet to relish its gleeful anticipation."


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780285634114



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