Five Sugars Please

£8.99

John Hegley

18/03/1999 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413773005


About Five Sugars Please

 

Five Sugars Please, John Hegley's bestselling third volume, is a collection of poems and prose pieces, accompanied by the author's drawings. It contains pieces on cafés ancient and modern, Romans and Martians, and the mystery of the 'men's face-cloth', as well as the story 'Declaring Martian Law'. There are extracts from various journals: Portugal, India and Berwick-upon-Tweed, as well as meditations upon greed, Rembrandt, sleeping bags and doing the hoovering. Properly.

 

Author(s)
 

John Hegley

John Hegley performs live at venues all over Britain, including at the Edinburgh Festival. He appears on television and radio and his poems are featured regularly in The Guardian. He has published numerous volumes of poetry.

His various media appearances include Wogan, Ross, Anderson, a mention on Brookside, two John Peel sessions with musical outfit The Popticians, They Think It's All Over and a host of others. He has also been the subject of a BBC Radio 4 series Hearing With Hegley.

He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Luton, in which town he grew up. He accompanies some of his verses on the mandolin. He has worked on buses and in a social security office, a hospital and a rag-cleaning factory, but it is the theatre he loves best.


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