Thorogood began writing comic verse in the 1950's. Some years later,
he sent a batch of his poems to his bank manager, accompanied by an urgent
request for an overdraft facility. The reply came in the form of a
letter in verse, surely the only example of the genre by a bank manager to
his customer! The result was a volume entitled A Sent-to-Coventry Carol:
Verses about Men, Women and Other Beasts, published by the Autolycus
Press in 1971. Following his series of readings in and around
London in the '60s and '70s, a number of Peter's poems have become part of
the poetry reader's repertoire. This new enlarged edition includes
previously unpublished verses such as The Ballad of the Querulous Quail,
The Income Tax Inspector and The Alphabet Poem, and over
eighty pen-and-ink sketches by the author.
"Many excellent qualities of rollicking humour and visual delight."
Sir Harold Acton
ISBN 0 9538281 2 3
online price £10.00