Warning: When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

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Warning..When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple - by Jenny Joseph - Illustrated by Pythia Ashton-Jewell. Voted Britain's favourite poem in 1996, 'Warning', written in 1961, is known and loved the world over. Its declaration of defiance, so vividly and cleverly expressed, appeals to the rebel in all of us as we secretly yearn to throw off the shackles of propriety and enjoy the gleeful freedom of cocking a snook at the rest of the world. In the poem's respectable middle-aged woman, as she indulges in her fantasy of the gabby old crone with her outrageous clothes and dotty behaviour, Jenny Joseph has created a character whose thoughts have been quoted at conferences and funerals, used to cheer up sick friends, remembered with pleasure by children and adults alike. Found in schoolbooks from Alaska to Singapore, the poem has been stiched, stamped, quilted, set to music, printed on cards, written on cakes and made into films. Now, for the first time, 'Warning' appears as an illustrated book with drawings by Pythia Ashton-Jewell specially designed to suit its unique character and add piquancy to its flavour. It will surely become one of the most popular gifts of all time.

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A poem that was to inspire two generations of women to contemplate behaving badly. (Mail on Sunday)

The most popular poem in Britain. (Guardian)

Continues to inspire with its humour... speaks to the devil in us all... Utterly charming and uplifting. (Good Book Guide)

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Twice-voted poem of the year, Warning is an uplifting poem about growing older.

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