Said and Done
By (author) Roger McGough
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Said and Done by Roger McGough
Book DescriptionRoger McGough is one of Britain's best-loved poets, and something of a national institution. His name is ubiquitous with matter-of-fact Scouse humour, easy-going charm, and perfect observations of the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, whether you know him from his poetry, or from his regular broadcasts on television or radio. Roger first rose to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop group The Scaffold, who had two number one hits - Thank U Very Much and Lily The Pink. He began his poetry career performing with The Grimms, alongside fellow Liverpool poets Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, with whom he went on to publish The Mersey Sound, which remains the biggest-selling British poetry book ever. This is his autobiography - and like the best of his poetry it is packed full of hilarious observations, unbelievable stories, nostalgic reminiscences and bittersweet tales of love, life and loss. From his memories of growing up in Liverpool, playing in bombed out houses as a young boy, to the skiffle-crazed days of his adolescence, through to his time at university - and his meetings there with Larkin. He explores his sudden, almost overnight fame and success with Mike McCartney et all in The Scaffold, as well as his time working with George Martin, and co-writing the Yellow Submarine film script for the Beatles, through his international touring days, to the present. He certainly has many a story to tell about meeting some fascinating characters: Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Marlon Brando, Alan Ginsberg, Pete McCarthy and Salman Rushdie all appear amongst others, but it's his sheer story-telling nous, and his gift for observing the minutia of everyday life, and to completely capture a moment in time which sets this apart from other books. His life story is one that will be universally identifiable to those who grew up with him - who embraced the verve and irreverence of the sixties, only to end up as slightly embittered romantic cynics. This is done here in the most funny, poignant, bittersweet, and melancholic autobiography you will read this year - a man whose hugely popular take on it all resonates with honesty and humour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099478751
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger McGough
Poetry Pie, Paperback (October 2015)
Featuring over 50 poems, this volume includes collection with themes ranging from food and animals to school and ghouls.
If Only We Had a Helicopter, Paperback (September 2015)
High-powered imagination meets adventure in this celebration of childhood mischief, from national treasure Roger McGough. Particularly suitable for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7+
I Never Liked Wednesdays, Paperback (April 2015)
Laugh-out-loud adventures of childhood high jinks. Midge and his best friend are always getting up to all sorts of mischief - join them as they embark on some mad-cap adventures and discover what is so dastardly about Wednesdays... From national treasure Roger McGough. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+
You Tell Me!, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by Roger McGough
Football, first love, teachers and tongue-twisters is a fantastic poetry collection by two of the funniest, most famous poets writing today.
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Author Biography - Roger McGough
Roger McGough has written over fifty books for both adults and children. Much travelled and translated, he has won many awards including the freedom of the city of Liverpool and the CBE. He currently presents Poetry Please on Radio 4.
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