The Funny Side by Wendy Cope presents 101 of the most amusing, droll, tickling, humorous and hilarious poems that our language has to offer.
Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008. Family Values was published in 2011. She has also edited several anthologies of comic verse and was a judge of the 2007 Man Booker Prize. Cope was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.