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'A clever, quirky and intriguing squint at human nature'
Beautifully presented and designed, this hardback collection of wise and witty rhymes that challenge our view of the world makes a thought-provoking, heart warming gift or self-purchase and is sure to appeal to everyone.
The Book Of Upside Down Thinking, by the famed Liverpool poet Brian Patten, is a magical collection of verse written in Morocco and inspired by traditional folk-tales and stories from the Near and Middle East, many dating back as far as the eleventh century. This beautifully designed collection features colourful hand-drawn tile illustrations alongside Brian’s original poems, which show the world from a different, and unexpected, perspective.
The Book Of Upside Down Thinking is published fifty years after the anniversary of the publication in 1967 of ‘The Mersey Sound’, the ground-breaking poetry collection co-written with fellow-Liverpudlians, Roger McGough and the late Adrian Henri. Witty, contemporary and written in accessible language, the collection transformed the landscape of British poetry. With many award-winning poetry and children’s books published since, Brian is set to turn our thinking on its head once more in The Book of Upside Down Thinking.
Brian joins us as a guest on our blog to give an insight into the inspiration behind The Book Of Upside Down Thinking. Read his blog post here.
Made with love, from you to me.
Ethically produced from sustainable sources 96 pages of 140gsm uncoated, acid free paper. Hardback book with a textured fabric cover & foil blocking. Colour cover and internal pages. Square: 155mm x 155mm
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