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Hotels Like Houses

Sophie Hannah

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ISBN: 978 1 857542 52 3
Categories: 20th Century, Humour, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: September 1996
216 x 134 x 5 mm
220 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Like summer in some countries and like rain
    in mine, for nuns like God, for drunks like beer,
    like food for chefs, for invalids like pain,
    You've occupied a large part of the year.

    The during months to those before and since
    would make a ratio of ten to two,
    counting the ones spent trying to convince
    myself there was a beating heart in you

    when diagrams were all you'd let me see.
    Hearts should be made of either blood or stone,
    of both, like mine. There's still December free -
    the month in which I'll save this year, alone.


    'The During Months'


    Sophie Hannah's first book The Hero and the Girl Next Door (Carcanet, 1995), earned her a remarkably big audience: her broadcasts and public readings throughout the country have proved extremely popular. Her poems entertain with a cunning use of traditional form, moving beyond satire to the heart of the modern matter: loves, lusts, losses, worldly foibles, how people see themselves and how others see them, the problems of learning to drive and learning to live with a car.
    Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories.† In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie‚Äôs family and estate, Sophie published a new Hercule Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries.† In September 2016, ... read more
    'Shall I put it in capitals? SOPHIE HANNAH IS A GENIUS.' Be that as it may, Hotels like Houses provides a new range of romantic ironies, light and dark laughter, for her readership.'
    The Poetry Review
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