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Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.

Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.

I have a theory that if you've got the kind of parents who want to send you to boarding school, you're probably better off at boarding school. ---->>>

I was single for a long time and felt very much alone in the world, and talk of family values upset me very much at that phase in my life, because I used to think: 'What about people like me?' ---->>>

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers: whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots. ---->>>

The interesting thing is that you don't often meet a poet who doesn't have a sense of humour, and some of them do keep it out of their poems because they're afraid of being seen as light versifiers. ---->>>

I've never been more famous than I was, suddenly, in 1986. ---->>>

I always tell students that writing a poem and publishing it are two quite separate things, and you should write what you have to write, and if you're afraid it's going to upset someone, don't publish it. ---->>>

I like a quiet life. ---->>>

Bloody men are like bloody buses - you wait for about a year and as soon as one approaches your stop two or three others appear. ---->>>

I like buying clothes, especially as I get a tax-deductible allowance. ---->>>

I've said what I'm prepared to say in my poems, and then journalists think that you're going to tell them a whole lot more. ---->>>

Possibly I've become less funny as I've been happier. ---->>>

In my case, the long gaps between my books have got quite a lot to do with lack of confidence. A lot of the time when I'm not writing I start thinking I can't do it. ---->>>

There is some humour in 'Family Values.' I don't want everyone to think it's not going to make them laugh. But there are quite a lot of poems there that aren't funny at all. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 07-21, 1945
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Occupation: Poet
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Wendy Cope, OBE (born 21 July 1945) is a contemporary English poet. She read history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in Ely with her husband, the poet Lachlan Mackinnon.(wikipedia)