Talking Myself Home
My Life in Verses
By (author) Ian McMillan
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Talking Myself Home by Ian McMillan
Book DescriptionA regular on Radio 4, he had been described by the Observer as the funniest, quirkiest, sharpest poet, comedian and broadcaster in the business. Born in Yorkshire in 1956, he still lives there today and is poet-in-residence at Barnsley FC. With signature down-to-earth charm, Talking Myself Home tells Ian's life story in poems. Hilarious memories blend with acute observations: from his formation of Barnsleys first folk-rock band Oscar and the Frog and his stint working at a tennis-ball factory, to raising his three children and coming to terms with his parents' deaths. It is the story of a place where coal-pits once dominated the skyline. With its milk floats and jumble sales, municipal library and church halls, it is a small corner of the world. Yet its a corner that sings. Talking Myself Home is also Ian's personal homage to the power of words in shaping his life. And these playful, haunting poems are, themselves, testaments to the imaginative delights of words.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781848540453
(206mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian McMillan
Ian McMillan hosts the weekly words show The Verb on Radio 3. He is Yorkshire Planetariums Poet in Space, Poet-in-Residence at Barnsley FC and The Academy of Urbanism, Humberside Polices Beat Poet and Yorkshire TVs Investigative Poet. He has been a regular on Newsnight Review, The Mark Radcliffe Show, The Today Programme, You & Yours and Have I Got News For You? He was recently celebrated by The South Bank Show. Cats make him sneeze. His poetry shows are the stuff of legend.
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