Wendy Cope Context

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  • Wendy Cope
    • Childhood
      • Born in Kent in 1945
      • Parents often recited poetry to her
    • Poetry
      • Known to be humorous and witty
      • 'After The Lunch' was used as lyrics by Jools Holland in the song 'Waterloo Bridge'
      • Similar to the traditional tone of Larkin, but with a fresh female perspective
      • Debut collection 'Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis' was widely read
    • Education and Career
      • worked as a primary school teacher for 15 years
      • Achived a BA in history from Oxford University
      • fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
      • Became a freelance writer in 1986
    • 'After The Lunch'
      • Set on Waterloo Bridge
        • Most of London can be seen
      • Romantic setting
      • Busy and chaotic
      • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
      • 'On waterloo Bridge' - play about romance


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