Hats off to 2024!
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Ten Poems about Hats
Coco Chanel declared a hat to be essential when lunching with people one didn’t know very well. These days such pretensions may seem old hat but we still set store by this quintessentially personal item of clothing.
In these pages we encounter hats of all shapes and sizes. There’s a grandfather’s beloved trilby which transforms every arrival and departure into a stately occasion, and Napoleon’s imaginary bathing cap. There’s also a “hopeful hat” waiting for coins on a city pavement. Best of all, perhaps, we experience the old-fashioned glamour of a milliner’s shop.
These varied poems will delight, amuse and entertain in equal measure.