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The Book of Upside Down Thinking  by Brian Patten

The Book Of Upside Down Thinking: a magical & unexpected collection by poet Brian Patten

Brian Patten

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Category: Poetry, Non-fiction, Humour
Imprint: from you to me Limited
Publisher: from you to me Limited
Publication date: 9 May 2018
ISBN: 9781907860102

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.

4 stars out of 5
Bel Mooney
28 Sep 2018

"Intriguing and thought-provoking, the poems turn conventional thinking on its head with brilliant economy"

Brian Patten was one of the Liverpool poets who enthralled us in 1967 with The Mersey Sound, and he continues to push boundaries... His latest work seems deceptively simple — a book of short poems, sparkling with wit and wisdom. But the unexpected inspiration is 13th-century Turkish joker and sage, Nasrudin. Some are versions of his playful stories; others are invented by Patten ‘in his spirit’. Intriguing and thought-provoking, the poems turn conventional thinking on its head with brilliant economy: ‘It’s not true to say I did not reply/I sent no letters back that’s for sure/But I felt my silence said much more.’

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