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Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs

Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs

ISBN
9780571334094
Published
04/10/2018
9780571334094
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
128

About the Book

I’ve rounded up a rowdy assembly
Of my own Consequential Dogs
As counterparts to Eliot’s mogs.
Mine are a rough and ready bunch:
You wouldn’t take them out to lunch . . .
But if they strike you as friendly, funny,
Full of bounce and fond of a romp,
Forgetful of poetic pomp,
I trust you’ll take them as you find them
And, at the very least, not mind them.

T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world.

For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats.

I’ve rounded up a rowdy assemblyOf my own Consequential DogsAs counterparts to Eliot’s mogs.Mine are a rough and ready bunch:You wouldn’t take them out to lunch . . .But if they strike you as friendly, funny,Full of bounce and fond of a romp,Forgetful of poetic pomp,I trust you’ll take them as you find themAnd, at the very least, not mind them.T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world.For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats.
  • Christopher Reid

    Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award) and The Song of Lunch (both 2009). From 1991 to 1999 he was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber, where he worked with Ted Hughes on such books as Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters, and later he edited Letters of Ted Hughes (2007). He is now a freelance writer and lives in London. His most recent book is the comic verse tale Six Bad Poets (2013).

“Reid is a real master craftsman, and even though his poems are pitched at younger readers, perhaps from seven or eight and up, there is plenty for grown-ups to enjoy too.”
- Scotsman
“Reid’s collection of poetry is utterly charming and written in the same whimsical style as Eliot’s, while Elam’s powerful illustrations are reminiscent of Disney’s early animation style.”
- Children's Books Ireland

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