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Now We are Sixty

Author(s): Christopher Matthew


A collection of poems, some of which are about realising we are not as young as we thought, while some are about the more disconcerting problems of modern life; mobile telephones on trains, anti-social behaviour, traffic jams and the internet.


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Taking some of A.A. Milne's best-known poems - such as Buckingham Palace and The King's Breakfast - Matthew presents some rewrites for the 60-year-old. Some are about Suddenly-Realizing-You're-Much-Older-Than-You-Thought, others about Difficulties-Of-Coping-With-Modern-Life.

'This affectionate tribute to Milne follows the familiar rhythms and rhyme schemes of the master' -- The Oldie 20000401 'Matthews retains the rhythms of the originals while neatly and wittily updating them to fit the modern world ... aided and abetted by David Eccles' faithfully rendered illustrations.' -- Glasgow Herald 20031220 'humorous pastiches ... a charming book' -- Glasgow Herald 20031220

Apart from Now We Are Sixty, Christopher Matthew, is best known for his Diary of a Somebody and its accident-prone hero Simon Crisp, whom Sheridan Morley called 'one of the greatest comic characters of our time'. He has been a columnist for most of the major newspapers, currently writes on books and TV for the Daily Mail, and is well known as a broadcaster. He lives in London and Suffolk.

General Fields

  • : 9780719559792
  • : John Murray
  • : John Murray
  • : 0.2
  • : April 1999
  • : 197mm X 135mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Matthew
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : David Eccles
  • : en
  • : 821.914
  • : very good
  • : 112
  • : illustrations