Fifty years ago a poster of Bergman’s film ‘Summer with Monika’ inspired McGough to write a sequence of love poems, now illustrated by Chris Riddell

Summer with Monika is an honest and touching portrait of a romance, charting the progress of a love affair from the delicious intimacy of the honeymoon, with the milk bottles turning to cheese on the doorstep, through the stage of quarrels, jealousy, recriminations and boredom, to the point where love is as nice as a cup of tea in bed.Re-issued for its 50th anniversary, Summer with Monika is a hidden gem of British love poetry featuring beautiful illustrations from Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. (Description from the Guardian Bookshop)

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