The Time of Your Life: Getting on with Getting On

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In John Burningham's well-stocked collection of the wit and wisdom that comes with age are contributions from Raymond Briggs, Ivor Cutler, Frank Dickens, Michael Foot, Richard Ingrams, Doris Lessing, Patrick Moore, Dervla Murphy, Ronald Searle, Tom Sharpe, Chad Varah, and many others on such themes as time, birthdays, travel, and love. Woven in amongst the pieces is a rich selection of quotes—from T. S. Eliot and Leon Trotsky to Bob Hope and Ogden Nash—and 50 witty and poignant drawings by John Burningham.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747564713
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Compiler's Note 9
Foreword 11
Warning Signs 13
Raymond Briggs 31
Mary Wesley 39
Getting On 41
Jane Bown 47
Dervla Murphy 53
Pastimes 59
Boris Schapiro 67
Michael Foot 76
Norman Balon 85
The Modern Age 91
Peregrine Worsthorne 97
Denis Healey 98
Love Is All You Need 101
Richard Lowry 109
Patrick Sergeant 114
Paul Getty 117
Money Matters 118
Trevor Baylis 122
Keep Warm 123
Rose Hacker 127
Grandparents 136
Megan Pattison 140
Tom Sharpe 142
Frank Dickens 146
Past All That? 150
Chad Varah 160
Birthday Thoughts 162
Alice Sommer 167
Trees 169
Ronald Searle 173
Last Scene of All 174
Patrick Moore 185
Claire Rayner 187
Harry Patch 194
Ivor Cutler 202
Vera Lynn 204
Patrick Woodcock 208
The Garden 212
H. O. Ward 216
'I Sleep Not' 219
Richard Ingrams 226
The Music of Time 229
Piers Brendon 234
Ancient Sights 236
Arthur Curling 238
Memory 241
Tom Finney 247
Retirement 257
John Harvey-Jones 258
Jean Channon 262
Jack Davis 267
Doris Lessing 270
Time 272
Angelica Garnett 273
Solution to the Crossword Puzzle 278
Acknowledgements and Charities 279
Notes on Contributors 282
Index 287
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