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  • By Charles Walker
    Apr 3, 2008
    "Dialect Poetry" Reviews Wakefield Express 19/10/01 Is there no stopping this man? Prolific Wakefield author Charlie Walker has been pounding his word processor into submission once again to produce another book to raise much-needed funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice. This time Mr Walker takes time off from berating our poor beleaguered council officials, teachers, the tax man (and woman -. Charlie is all for equality), those in charge of the welfare state, law and order, and those he deems responsible for the decline of British industry. To treat us to A Taste of Hartley, a tribute to the great Yorkshire dialect poet John Hartley, whose Clock Almanacks was something of an institution in the county 100 years ago. Celebrated in his time, Hartley provoked laughter and tears with his accounts of the joys and woes of colliers, factory hands, and those whose labours were equally back breaking. His skill in documenting life at the time in verse was unquestionable and that he... More > did it in dialect is all the more reason- not to let his works disappear from the public gaze. With the publication of this new volume, Charlie has afforded those previously denied the pleasure the opportunity to experience for themselves the writings of a poet, humorist, philosopher and humanist all rolled into one. If you're a fan of Charlie's previous works, or have yet to acquaint yourself with his inimitable style, a good introduction (or baptism of fire, depending on how you view the experience) is his work The Ramblings of a Realist — which finds Charlie ripping through the red tape that binds this country, to explode a few myths, offer advice, apportion blame, and generally entertain the reader as only Charlie can.< Less
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February 23, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.76 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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