Books by Glenda Young

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Saviour of the Human Ray-hay-hayce

Just finished reading the poet Roger McGough's autobiograhy Said and Done. As well as being a poet of course, he was also a member of the Scaffold who brought Lily the Pink to the forefront of popular culture, well, at least round our way when I was a kid.

Reading Alan Bennett makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a slice of cake but reading Roger McGough makes me want to head off to the pub, bare my soul and inflict my poetry on the world, after downing a pint or two.

So if you'd like a smile on your face and a spring in your step, I heartily recommend reading his book, it's fab. I also learned a bit of Corrie trivia I didn't know while reading the book too.

4 comments:

Steve said...

I've been a fan of McGough for years and once met him at Warwick Arts Centre after he'd given a reading. A very unassuming, yet very warm guy.

Mich said...

Thanks for the recommendation :)

Flaming Nora said...

The book is wonderful, I heartily recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I might have a go at his prose.

I bought all his poetry books in the 1970s and was looking at them again last week. They have not aged well. But then neither have I.

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