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

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

by Griff Rhys Jones (Editor)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 24 Sep 1998

ISBN 10: 0563384514
ISBN 13: 9780563384519
Book Overview: All-time favourite funny poems selected by Griff Rhys Jones