A.F. Harrold’s comic genius is very much to the fore in his latest collection of poetry. Mr Harrold (or A.F. To his friends) utilises his considerable poetic dexterity to beguile, charm, dazzle and amuse as he introduces the reader to thirteen ways to be related to The Beatles, Uncle Billy, The dedicated Nudist and many other of his rather odd relatives. Mr Harrold details his extensive collection of literary memorabilia, muses on life, love and the absurdity of cardboard boxes, and warns of the dangers of precariously balanced pianos. Be warned this book will cause serial outbreaks of mirth, but do not underestimate the calibre of the poetic talent that rather cleverly delivers that laughter.
“There is a poem for every occasion here, so if you’re planning on speaking at a wedding or teaching an English class or sending a birthday or valentine card or in existing in the world as a human in anyway whatsoever, then why not make your life a lot easier and just buy this book already.”
“Reads like being invited over for tea on a rainy Tuesday
afternoon, then having your host serve good conversation,
fine wit, a tall tale and a selection of rather unusual cakes.”
“I read one of A.F. Harrold’s poems to my two year old son
and it disturbed him greatly.”