When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple By Jenny Joseph

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Wonderful little gem, with views which all eccentric, determined not to fall into the knitting and rocking chair mode women will recognise! ‘Warning’ is known and loved the world over. Its declaration of defiance, so vividly and cleverly expressed, appeals to the rebel in all of us as we secretly yearn to throw off the shackles of propriety and enjoy the gleeful freedom of cocking a snook at the rest of the world

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In the poem’s respectable middle-aged woman, as she indulges in her fantasy of the gabby old crone with her outrageous clothes and dotty behaviour, Jenny Joseph has created a character whose thoughts have been quoted at conferences and funerals, used to cheer up sick friends, remembered with pleasure by children and adults alike. Found in schoolbooks from Alaska to Singapore, the poem has been stitched, stamped, quilted, set to music, printed on cards, written on cakes and made into films. It will surely become one of the most popular gifts of all time. Hardback. Published by Souvenir Press Ltd 1997