Wendy Cope — English Poet born on July 21, 1945,

Wendy Cope, OBE is a contemporary English poet. She read history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in Ely with the poet Lachlan Mackinnon... (wikipedia)

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers: whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
I've said what I'm prepared to say in my poems, and then journalists think that you're going to tell them a whole lot more.
I have a theory that if you've got the kind of parents who want to send you to boarding school, you're probably better off at boarding school.
Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.
I was single for a long time and felt very much alone in the world, and talk of family values upset me very much at that phase in my life, because I used to think: 'What about people like me?'

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