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Travelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes
Travelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes by David Essex

Poems from the heart by a man who has lived – and loved – life to the full.

In the 70s he was a huge pop star, with Number 1 hits like 'Rock On' and 'Hold Me Close'. In the 80s and 90s he became a star of the stage with lead roles in GODSPELL and MUTINY! Most recently he became a Number 1 hardcover bestseller with his autobiography, OVER THE MOON.

Now comes a wonderful collection of his poetry and lyrics. Here are nostalgic poems recalling his family's traveller roots, such as 'Travelling Tinker Man', and 'Fairground Attraction', verses filled with memories of his warm and loving boyhood, like 'Beano Day', 'Dad' and 'Upton Park' – and poetry reliving the highs and lows of fame, such as 'Celebrity' and 'Like Moths to a Flame'.

Humour, anger, nostalgia, triumph and tragedy. The joys of being a lover, a husband and a father – here is something for everyone.

Head of Zeus * Poetry
12 Feb 2015 * 144pp * £4.99 * 9781784082338
'He has taken his own musings about life and [...] there is genuine sentiment behind them'
The Telegraph
'Not surprisingly, a lot of these poems read like lyrics, but those where personal memories most obviously play a part have robust charm'
Belfast Telegraph
'David Essex fans will love his new collection of poetry and lyrics. The blue-eyed popstar muses on his celebrity, family roots and being a husband and father'
Yours Magazine
David Essex
David Essex
The amazing career of born-and-bred Londoner, David Essex, has spanned four decades, with hit songs like Hold Me Tight and Rock On and lead roles in Godspell and Mutiny. Married, with five children, he lives in London.
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