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By: Alan C. Hammond

When Both Ends Meet

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You don’t need to be a “poetry buff” to appreciate the verses contained in this book. All that’s required is experience of this varied and sometimes extraordinary life we all share. Humour, tragedy, nonsense, grief, joy – these are all things we encounter as we make our way through our time here on Earth. There are times when we feel the need to get together with a friend and chill out. It’s good to know that others share the same frustrations, delights, depressions, triumphs, disasters – and, sometimes, we just want to have a laugh.

So why not take a look inside? Join me as I browse through life’s ins and outs and ups and downs – some of it serious, some of it, well… just plain ridiculous!

When all’s said and done, we’re all in this together!

Born and raised in inner city Birmingham, Alan Hammond has since lived and worked as a family lawyer in North Yorkshire and London. Having brought up their three sons, he and his wife Eileen now live near Ross-on-Wye where he devotes his retirement time to his hobby of many years – namely, writing poetry and fiction. His book, All’s Fair in Love and Law, was published in 2011 and he has now been persuaded to put some of his poems into the public domain in the hope that others may share the humour, emotion and pleasure evoked by these verses. 

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  • June May

    Well this book has made me chuckle like I haven't in years - the poems Miss Hargreaves and DIY Derek bought the characters to life while Mr Tomlinson had me laughing out loud. This book is a keeper.

  • Julia Wilson

    When Both Ends Meet by Alan C Hammond is a wonderfully eclectic collection of poems, all cleverly constructed and highly entertaining.
    Each poem is introduced by the author. They are varying lengths from just four lines to a couple of pages.
    The poems cover a variety of subjects. I had my favourites. I particularly liked Sonnet about a mother, and also the very first poem When Both Ends Meet about Santa and Lucifer. Some poems make you think – why does a gooseberry have hairs? And more seriously about the gap between the common man who does all the graft compared with those in the upper classes.
    As the poems all rhyme, I found them bouncing along in my head. Some were highly amusing and I did laugh out loud.
    This is a marvellous collection of poems which I thoroughly enjoyed. Alan C Hammond is highly talented (he’s also Richard Hammond, of The Grand Tour’s fames’ Dad).
    I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

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