An collection of Max Scratchmann's poems which cast a humorous backward glance at events, institutions and attitudes of the latter part of the twentieth century.
Readers of a certain age will remember fondly the television programmes of the 'Watch with Mother' era.
A bitter-sweet poem about Morcambe, a once thriving seaside resort on the Lancashire coast. For transatlantic readers, it may be worth pointing out that there's a world of difference between the glitzy sophistication of an American prom and the windswept desolation of an English prom(enade).
The grease-spotted, salt-licked fries lie on the counter by the boy with the lack-lustre hair is the open line this lyrical 'Burger Wars' poem executed in the style of Dylan Thomas. Parody, pastiche or homage? I'll leave you to decide.
The trials and tribulations of a traditional family holiday are related in this funny poem, which concludes with an unexpected twist.
A humorous poem which explores the literary and social landscape of the past and concludes that all is not quite as it seems.
The Ramsbottom family set of on an epic canal trip to the seemingly unattainable Southport. The poem is punctuated by a variety of unusual incidents, but concludes with an all too familiar refrain.
They say that if you remember the sixties, you were'nt there. Hoverer, some poor souls reached at their teenhood just as the party was over.
A light hearted guide to English etiquette delivered in verse form.