A book for anyone who's ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they'll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger.
Wendy Cope read history at Oxford and then worked for 15 years as a London primary school teacher. Her first book of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. Since then she has been a freelance writer. Her most recent book of poems is Family Values, published in 2011. She lives in Ely.
Funny, melancholy and devastatingly observant. - The TimesWithout doubt the wittiest of contemporary English poets. - Dr Rowan WilliamsNobody can match Wendy Cope when it comes to writing about men and love. - Daily MailThat rarest of things: a best-selling poet. - Independent