That Awkward Age


Miracle birth of a new collection and an afternoon of poems to amaze and delight! McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette, perspires in the Foreign Legion and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of Lord Godiva and Mr Nightingale, considers his Final Poem and shakes a fist at Alzheimer’s. Addresses, elegies and ever perceptive playfulness make this a must-see.

Roger was awarded his OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and more recently a CBE. He was recently honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. His latest poetry volume is That Awkward Age and, for children, Slapstick. He has a live concert CD, Lively. His autobiography, Said And Done, explores overnight fame with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for the Beatles.

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