Warning: When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

Hardcover | May 1, 2001

byJenny JosephIllustratorPythia Ashton-jewell

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Voted Britain’s best-loved poem by viewers of BBC TV’s Bookworm, this perennial favorite with its declaration of defiance against convention appeals to all those with a secret desire to throw off the strictures of propriety and set out deliberately to shock and be outrageous. It sums up this wish perfectly with its pronouncement: "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple/With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me/I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired/And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells.” Reprinted here as a gift book with line drawings by Pythia Ashton-Jewell, this edition of the classic is ideal both for those who know and love the poem and for those who have yet to relish its gleeful anticipation.

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Voted Britain’s best-loved poem by viewers of BBC TV’s Bookworm, this perennial favorite with its declaration of defiance against convention appeals to all those with a secret desire to throw off the strictures of propriety and set out deliberately to shock and be outrageous. It sums up this wish perfectly with its pronouncement: "When...

Jenny Joseph won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her narrative in prose and verse, Persephone.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 6 × 4 × 0.41 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Souvenir PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0285634119

ISBN - 13:9780285634114

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