He Used Thought as a Wife. An Anthology of Poems And Conversations (From Inside)


He Used Thought as a Wife. An Anthology of Poems And Conversations (From Inside). By Tim Key. 

The last edition sold out again - but we ordered more books! and now have lots in stock - We are delighted by the very kind feed back the book has been getting. Thank you so much for all your kind words -  The author put it very well when he said of the book "it kind of has a life of it's own now." 


In March, Tim Key got locked down, found an orange pen and started writing poems. Then he started writing down his conversations. Zoom, phone, yelled heart-to-hearts from kitchen window to pavement. This book is the result. A paperback account of one man’s experience of the most peculiar moment in our recent history. We are incredibly proud of it and are over the moon it is in peoples' hands.


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“[Tim Key has] always been at a gloriously odd angle to life as we know it. Now that life itself is at an ingloriously odd angle to life as we knew it, his time has come.” The Times ****

"If one day we will all look back on this and laugh, this is a good a place to start as any" Chortle *****

"its as if Key's absurdist vers libre is the artform that lockdown, itself such an absurd experience, has been looking for." Guardian ****

"A latter-day Samuel Pepys, chronicling the modern bubonic plague for posterity... a hilarious portrait of an artist just about creatively keeping his funk at bay" i 



Second Edition, 3rd Printing, 2021
309 Pages.
129 x 198 x 23mm.