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A Week in Verse: Recommendations.

A Week in Verse: Recommendations.

Seeing as I, stupidly, only gave myself a week to do this feature I have missed out so many wonderful poetry collections and books in verse. So this post is all about them. I’ve not read all of the following books but I have on good authority from my fellow-readers that they are amazing! Cloud … Continue reading

Interview with Sarah Crossan, Author.

Interview with Sarah Crossan, Author.

Seeing as this is “A Week in Verse” at Wear the Old Coat…. Wait, what do you mean you didn’t know? B-but I made a button and everything! James Dean! POETRY! Nothing? Fine, find out more here and then come back quickly. The lovely Sara…Also, I would like to own that necklace. Chop, chop. Well … Continue reading

The Weight of Water – Sarah Crossan

The Weight of Water – Sarah Crossan

Synopsis from Goodreads. Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother leave Poland and head for the UK to find her father. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother’s heart is breaking and at school Kasienka finds it impossible to make new friends. While the … Continue reading

Chasing Brooklyn – Lisa Schroeder.

Chasing Brooklyn – Lisa Schroeder.

Synopsis from Goodreads.  Restless souls and empty hearts Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe’s ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn’t Lucca … Continue reading

My Favourite Childhood Poems.

My Favourite Childhood Poems.

Due to a minor hiccough with my originally plan for today’s post, I have had to throw together something at the last minute. But don’t fret, guys! Jo, as ever, is on the ball. Ish. This post is going to be the blogging equivalent of putting a bar of Dairy Milk in between two slices … Continue reading

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – T. S. Eliot

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – T. S. Eliot

Synopsis from Goodreads. The phenomenal worldwide success in the 1980s of the musical Cats refuelled interest in T.S. Eliot’s classic Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats on which the stage extravaganza was based. Old Possum’s Book, originally published in 1939 and dedicated to Eliot’s godchildren, contains a delightful rogues’ gallery of felines, including the Rum Tum Tugger cat whose “disobliging … Continue reading

A Week in Verse: An Introduction.

A Week in Verse: An Introduction.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time my first feature of 2012. You know you’ve missed them. If you’re new to my blog, or are just passing through because you thought this blog was called ‘Wear MY Old Coat’ and I was giving away my old coats, and therefore are not privy to my highly organised and … Continue reading