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First of the Last Chances

Sophie Hannah

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ISBN: 978 1 857546 26 2
Categories: 21st Century, Humour, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: March 2003
215 x 134 x 6 mm
64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF)
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  • I stand back as the Skipton train advances,
    having to choose too fast

    between the scorn and sympathetic glances
    of my supporting cast

    all of whom think boarding this train enhances
    my odds. I wave it past.

    If I don't take the first of the last chances
    I will not fear the last
      

                          'First of the Last Chances' by Sophie Hannah

    A new collection of warm and witty poems about pregnancy and contemporary life

    Best-selling poet Sophie Hannah returns with a wonderful collection of poems that explore and celebrate strong feelings: love, hate, anger, hope - and which strip away the veils of hypocrisy and pretence from all aspects of everyday life. From relationships to the world of work, motherhood and marriage, Sophie Hannah tells it how it is in her own inimitable style. Funny and moving, these poems combine traditional form and rhyme with a contemporary take on modern life that simultaneously raises a smile and provides thoughts to linger over. This collection also include A Woman's Life and Loves, eight poems set to music by the composer Gabriel Jackson that form a song cycle originally concieved as a contemporary and feminist response to the Schumann song cycle.

    Sophie Hannah's first book was greeted with amazement. The Poetry Review declared, 'Shall I put it in capitals? SOPHIE HANNAH IS A GENIUS.' Each subsequent collection has been formally more inventive, thematically more complex, yet each has met with a similar welcome, and she has become that rare thing, a popular and best-selling poet.
    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
    Praise for Sophie Hannah '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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