ONE of the nation's favourite poets is to perform in Lyme for the first time.

Pam Ayres will visit the Marine Theatre on Monday, December 2 for the first time in her 40-year career, to launch her new book of poetry, Up In The Attic, and to sign copies. Up in the Attic is a brand-new collection of verse.

With the same magic that has enchanted her fans for more than four decades, Pam’s new collection is at times side-splittingly funny, at others reflective and profound. From the horror of playing host in The Dinner Party to the poignant Up in the Attic, in which Pam is deluged by memories when searching for an old document, this special event will tickle and move readers in equal measure.

Pam is the author of several best-selling poetry books, including The Works, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again!, and The Last Hedgehog. Her autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was a best seller when it was published in 2011. On radio, she is a regular on Just A Minute, six series of her own Ayres On The Air, and has appeared twice on the legendary Desert Island Discs.

*Pam Ayres, Up in the Attic, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Monday, December 2. Bar opens at 2pm. Starts at 3pm.