Poet Dannie Abse returned to Jewish Book Week with a new collection for his 90th Birthday year on love, medicine, the passing of time and Jewish folk tradition. At its autobiographical heart is a vision of human possibilities, a delight in things seen and achieved and an awareness of the transience of it all. With readings by Diana Hoddinott.
Actress Maureen Lipman joins poet Jeremy Robson in reading from his powerful and witty new collection of poetry – Blues in the Park – described by her as “a marvellous wry observation of the sweet, sour and savoury in life.” Maureen also contributes a few of her own witty monologues. Expect some literary surprises, and badinage à la Lipman…
Acclaimed poet and publisher to the great and good, Jeremy Robson talks about his five decades in publishing, working with such intriguing and diverse figures as Marc Chagall, Ted Hughes (with whom he took a poetry tour of Israel), Joan Collins, Michael Winner, Muhammad Ali, Spike Milligan and Dannie Abse. Jeremy was in lively conversation and readings with his friend and author, the award winning actress Maureen Lipman.