Brian Patten

Gargling with Jelly
  • Gargling with Jelly

  • Gargling with Jelly by Brian Patten, one of our best-loved poets. Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing jelly pot!

Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His work first appeared in the bestselling Penguin collection The Mersey Sound in 1967, since when he has published many books for adults and children, and won the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry. He lives in Devon.

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