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Wendy Cope: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis


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Inspiration comes from all sorts of sources. There was I, watching the final of University Challenge last night, when poet Wendy Cope walked out to hand over the trophy.

'Ah,' I thought. 'I'm sure I've got one of her books on the shelf. It's about time I read it.'

A few hours later, I rooted out the appropriately 'slender volume', Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (her first published collection, from 1986), propped myself up in bed and started to read.

How absolutely delightful. Laugh-out-loud funny in places, Cope's verse is clever and quirky...

The rest of the review is here.