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By Jenny Joseph


When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

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Warning by Jenny Joseph

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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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780285634114
ISBN-10: 0285634119
Format: Hardback
(114mm x 157mm x 10mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her narrative in prose and verse, "Persephone."

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