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The Sound of Paint Drying By John Hegley

The Sound of Paint Drying
by John Hegley

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This collection brings together many of John Hegley's trademark themes - dogs, glasses, Luton - and joins them with a moving and humorous series of meditations, poems and stories on the parent-child relationship; from John's response to his father to John's daughter's response to himself.
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The Sound of Paint Drying by John Hegley

This collection brings together many of John Hegley's trademark themes - dogs, glasses, Luton - and joins them with a moving and humorous series of meditations, poems and stories on the parent-child relationship; from John's response to his father to John's daughter's response to himself.

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The Sound of Paint Drying Reviews


Paintbrushes are 'hairy sticks' and a croissant is 'curved'. The 'curved' croissant is well observed and economical but poetically nothing special. The 'hairy sticks', however, is definitely John Hegley. And you don't read his new book for long before you notice that you are reading about dogs, again. Dog, Hegley's last collection, sold 10,000 copies in hardback, which isn't at all bad for a poetry book. He is that rare thing, a bestselling poet, and therefore one of the few poets presently sure of a place not just on the shelves but face out in 'bestsellers' or piled high on a table. He is also a poet you laugh at, usually out loud, so that makes him even more unusual. This new book combines poetry and family memoir. His readership will not be disappointed.

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GOR001036218
The Sound of Paint Drying by John Hegley
John Hegley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
2003-05-01
144
0413731707
9780413731708
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.