Copyrightfrom Blue Coffee - Poems 1985 -1996 (Bloodaxe, 1996), copyright © Adrian Mitchell 1996, used by permission of the author
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Adrian Mitchell (b. 1932) is a hugely prolific writer, the author of a great number of novels, plays and poems, for adults and, increasingly, for children - he writes that "more and more of my time is spent writing for children. This is partly because I have six grandchildren." He started his own literary career as a child, writing his first play at the age of ten, and went on to be Chairman of the University Poetry Society while studying at Oxford. He has also worked as a journalist - the first one to print an interview with the Beatles - and a screenwriter for film and TV, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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