A special edition illustrated poem from the beloved Pam Ayres to celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week.
Pam Ayres has been a regular on television and radio since winning the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975 - on Just a Minute, The Comedy Quiz, Countdown and her own series, Ayres on the Air. She performs her solo stage show throughout Britain and around the world and has a huge fan base in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Pam is one of Britain's best-loved personalities and was awarded the MBE in 2004.
The Last Hedgehog is a little book, but it's an important
book and it's a profound book . . . It's sweet and wry and
everything we'd expect from Pam Ayres . . . but at the end it gives
the reader a bit of kicking. -- Graham Norton, BBC Radio
When I say that Pam Ayres ought to be the Oxford Professor of
Poetry, even the Poet Laureate, I am not being facetious ... Ayres
uses simple verse forms - comic ballads or folk song idioms - to
make poignant observations about tiresome husbands, gossiping
wives, false teeth or battery hens.
I find her work sweet and sour, gentle and sad, and often very moving in its wistful way.