Uncut Confetti

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Methuen, 2006 - English poetry - 85 pages
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Published to coincide with the release of a John Hegley CD, and yet another sell-out tour of the British Isles, Uncut Confetti is a stunning volume of new work - from the funny to the sad, the personal to the philosophical - by one of our best-loved and best-selling writers. The book has a very strong autobiographical strand, and in particular some poignant reflections on John's father who would have been 100 this year. There is also a running thread of animal-related poems, and the usual abundance of splendid drawings accompanied, unusually, by a photograph or two. Production values for this remarkable book will be exceptional. The cover will be printed directly onto board, and in a visual echo of its title the text will be printed on a range of coloured papers. Perhaps John Hegley's most intimate and powerful work to date, Uncut Confetti is a book full of promise for everyone.

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About the author (2006)

John Hegley, a well-known British comedian, poet, singer, and songwriter, started his career working for a professional children's theater. It is not surprising, then, that after publishing several books for adults, he compiled a collection of poetry for children. He finds his humor in playing with language but always tries to say something as he plays. "I try to hone in on the little things, things like dogs, carrots, and glasses," he says, "because we never get away from the small things, no matter how big the big things are.

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