Wendy Cope

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Top 10 Christmas poems | Allie Esiri
Poets from Thomas Hardy to TS Eliot and Wendy Cope articulate the wonder – and dread – of the festive season

Allie Esiri

22, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'A poem about a dream': Wendy Cope on Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis
The poet on her early obsession with poetry, inventing her own struggling male poet and only realising the core theme behind her collection after it was published

Wendy Cope

10, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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'Everyone is pulling together': poems by NHS workers to raise money for Covid-19 appeal
Anthology These Are the Hands collects poems from across the health service, from doctors to cleaners

Alison Flood

27, Mar, 2020 @12:18 PM

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As poet laureate prepares to step down, the succession race begins
Carol Ann Duffy will finish her decade in the role in May, but the long process of choosing the next appointee begins this weekend

Richard Lea

02, Nov, 2018 @5:08 PM

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The sequel to Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: women, look upon these works and weep…
Anthony Holden on the ‘female’ sequel to Poems That Make Grown Men Cry – the surprise bestselling anthology he put together with his son Ben

Anthony Holden

23, Feb, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Top 10 books for the broken-hearted
If Valentine’s Day is an unwelcome reminder of what has become of your love life, you can find solace at the bookshop. Here are 10 literary highlights for the lovelorn

Susie Steiner

10, Feb, 2016 @1:06 PM

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Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts | Letter from JK Rowling, Simon Schama and others
Letter: Cultural boycotts singling out Israel are divisive and discriminatory, and will not further peace


22, Oct, 2015 @5:16 PM

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Wendy Cope: ‘My secret love is Strictly Come Dancing’
The poet, 69, on being a late starter, what she owes psychoanalysis and why giving up smoking is so difficult

Alex Clark

13, Dec, 2014 @2:00 PM

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Celebrity memoir roundup
Clare Balding, John Cleese, Graham Norton, Anjelica Huston, Paul Merton, Stephen Fry (again)… Viv Groskop takes a look at the latest starry life stories

Viv Groskop

04, Oct, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Wendy Cope: 'We like being married but we should have had a choice'

Having avoided marriage for 19 years and being barred from civil partnership, the poet tells how she and her partner finally exchanged vows, complete with tears and Tesco bubbly. Plus To My Husband, a previously unpublished poem by Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

14, Feb, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Rhythm is the key to good sex: why leading poet is launching anthology of steamy verse
From Catullus to Daniel Craig and Marvell to Wendy Cope, a new volume will gather the most lyrical celebrations of human passion

Vanessa Thorpe arts and media correspondent

05, Jan, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Barbara Pym's centenary glass of blessings

John Dugdale: Fans celebrate the novelist of vicarages and unrequited love with cupcakes, teabag rests - and paperback perfume

John Dugdale

31, May, 2013 @8:30 AM

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