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on the other hand By Cyril Makoff
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This is Cyril Makoff's second collection, which could be described as more of the same - but not by their author. A representative selection of poems that can be read for free is available at the... More > touch of the book preview key.< Less
mind the gap By Cyril Makoff
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This is Cyril Makoff's third collection which continues in more or less the same vein (or perhaps that should be veins, or even better, targets). A representative selection of poems that can be read... More > for free is available at the touch of the book preview key.< Less
The File By Cyril Makoff
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When Alec Smart, Sales Director with the Merlin Magic and Mirth Co, makers of tricks and jokes, is run over by a bus this is not exactly the way he’d intended leaving. The way he'd wanted to... More > go was via a less permanent route, one which would immortalise the Salesman's Award he had accidentally spawned as an alibi to his wife for a weekend or two with the lovely Mitzi. His ambition was to have the award named in his memory and somehow still allow him to be there to bask in its glory. But Alec doesn’t intend to take the little setback of being more dead than he’d planned lying down, even when confronted with the File on his life below and his Personal Heavenly Interviewer. Come what may Alec wants his life back, and is determined to persuade his new friend to help him. And when he finally succeeds, yet again it is not in the way he'd intended. But Alec isn't giving up. . . . A few representative pages can be read for free at the touch of the book preview key.< Less
From where I'm standing By Cyril Makoff
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The first part of this collection deals with subjects as diverse as the minke whale who strayed up the Thames, to the 2005 Ashes series, taking in gardening, groceries, God, and the ballcock, among... More > other things, on the way. The second section focuses in on his parents, his grandparents, the traumatic day of his birth, his memories and thoughts, and second thoughts, of past times, and family. A representative selection of poems that can be read for free is available at the touch of the book preview key.< Less
I wonder what happened to Wheeler By Cyril Makoff
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Wheeler was born out of a childhood memory of a boy at school who stood out among the other boys, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Somehow he, or rather his name, has come to represent all those... More > people, those petty officials and tradesmen and failed get-rich-quick merchants we come up against in the course of a lifetime. We may love them or hate them but however strenuously we kid ourselves that we don’t, we need them. A representative selection of poems that can be read for free is available at the touch of the book preview key.< Less
Quick Brown Fox By Cyril Makoff
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"The Government is considering a possible reduction in the number of letters in the alphabet to an optimum 20. This would give better value than the current unwieldy 26 and also, by being easier... More > to teach, help raise the standard of education." When the proposal was leaked there was onsternation in the ranks of the alphabet, not a million miles away from the effect of global warming on Big Business, with letters jostling for justification. Here, for the first time, the alphabet speaks out, making us privy to its hopes, its fears, it aspirations.< Less
without the instructions By Cyril Makoff
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The story of a boy's childhood after surviving the death of his mother during his birth, growing up among the Jewish tailoring community of London's West End; how he also survived the Blitz, the... More > army, and a career in advertising. A funny, sad, possibly even entertaining, social history of the distant 30s, the joys of moving house, learning to drive, and living with an untrainable Boxer dog. Oh yes, there's a wedding, a wife and children in there as well. A representative few pages that can be read for free is available at the touch of the book preview key.< Less
drift By Cyril Makoff, et al
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Drift is the first anthology from Octavo – a group of poets who meet regularly. Originally made up of eight people, the group has evolved dynamically to allow each member’s unique... More > voice. A representative selection of poems that can be read for free is available at the touch of the book preview key.< Less