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The Nation's Favourite Poems

The Nation's Favourite Poems

  • Author: Griff Rhys Jones
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0563387823
  • Category: English poetry
  • Page: 192
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In a nationwide poll to discover Britain's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's 'If...' was voted number one. This unique anthology brings together the results of the poll in a collection of the nation's 100 best loved poems. Among the selection are popular classics such as Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shallott' and Wordsworth's 'The Daffodils' alongside contemporary poetry such as Allan Ahlberg's 'Please Mrs Butler' and Jenny Joseph's 'Warning'. Also included is the poignant 'Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep'.

The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems

The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems

  • Author: Spike Milligan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0563537744
  • Category: Children's poetry, English
  • Page: 192
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This edition from the best-selling poetry series brings together the most beloved poems for children, from "The Owl and the Pussycat" through "On the Ning Nang Nong" to "I Know Someone Who Can" to "Us Two". The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems will compel and amuse adults and children alike, with poems drawn from themes as diverse as animals, schooldays, summer holidays, fun with friends and family, and fantastic daydreams - whether it is recalling the anxiety of starting school, as in Roger McGough's "First Day at School", the magical visit of a mythical beast in Adrian Henri's "Kate's Unicorn", or the nostalgic realisation that 'mother always knows best' in Pam Ayres's "Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth". Readers can revisit old favourites by Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc and A.A. Milne, and dip into the modern musings of poets such as Wendy Cope and Allan Ahlberg. Introduced by Spike Milligan and including 30 specially commissioned illustrations, this is the perfect treasury of children's verse and will delight and entertain all generations for years to come.

The Nation's Favourite

The Nation's Favourite

Twentieth Century Poems

  • Author: Griff Rhys Jones
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446417832
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 208
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This lovely book of poetry brings together over 100 of the most celebrated and cherished poems of the 20th century. Including poets as diverse as John Betjeman and Ted Hughes, Siegfried Sassoon and Allan Ahlberg, and subjects from all avenues of life - war, family life, love, death, religion, the countryside, animals and comedy - the whole breadth of the nation's life during the 20th century is encapsulated here. Compiled and edited by Griff Rhys Jones as part of the successful The Nations Favourite Poems series, this book brings together the wealth of new and innovative poetry styles that flourished in the 20th Century.

The Nation's Favourite: Love Poems

The Nation's Favourite: Love Poems

  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446417581
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 160
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From the first flush of love, through courtship and vows of eternal fidelity, to serving the writs and drowning your sorrows, 'The Nation's Favourite Love Poems' will meet all your romantic requirements. In this selection of 100 popular poems, poets of every age consider that most universal of themes: love. As well as traditional lovers' favourites such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'How do I love thee?' and Shakespeare's 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' there are contemporary voices such as Adrian Mitchell, Wendy Cope and John Fuller, whose erudite yet salacious 'Valentine' would melt the most fridgid heart. There are even poems for those more melancholic moments, Hardy's haunting 'After a Journey', for example, and Larkin's poignant 'Love Songs in Age'. So, wherever you are in the tunnel of love, dip into this book of poetry and you will be reassured to discover that at one time or another a poet has been there before you.

Nation's Favourite: Comic Poems

Nation's Favourite: Comic Poems

  • Author: Griff Rhys Jones
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448140498
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 176
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This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation's all-time favourite comic poetry. From much-loved classics such as Lewis Carroll's curious 'Jabberwocky' to lesser known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess's 'The Purple Cow', Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of witty, nonsensical and plain laugh-out-loud funny poems. The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah. There is Roald Dahl's cunning variation on 'Little Red Riding Hood', Spike Milligan's brilliantly ridiculous 'On the Ning Nang Nong' as well as several entries from the ever-elusive Anon, including one delightfully succint 'Peas'. Remembered, half-remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the nation's favourite comic poems.

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Remembrance

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Remembrance

  • Author: Alexandra Warwick,Mark Franks
  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN: 9780563487692
  • Category: Bereavement
  • Page: 185
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From Shakespeare to W H Auden and Michael Rosen, poets have written moving and inspiring poems to honour and remember loved ones. While in response to war the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen has among many others become emblematic of an age and has helped us to understand the horror of war and remember those who died. In this 10th collection in the Nation's Favourite series over 100 poems by Britain's best-love poets are brought together on the theme of remembrance to offer solace, scope for reflection and inspiration.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

  • Author: Robert Frost
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780756779733
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 27
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The poem that begins 3Whose woods these are I think I know2 holds a special place in American hearts. Robert Frost is a poet who spoke to everyone, but rarely more memorably than in this evocation of the quiet delights of winter. Jeffers brings the wintry woods to life with richly detailed, subtly colored artwork. She captures the patterns of bare branches against the sky and the silent fury of a snowstorm. Her kindly narrator exudes a childlike joy as he stops to appreciate the beauty of a snowy afternoon. Readers will delight in the way he fulfills his 3promises to keep2 before he is off again in his sleigh, with many miles to go before he can sleep. A perfect book for introducing children to great Amer. lit. Its elegance and magic will be cherished by everyone.

The nation's favourite poems of celebration

The nation's favourite poems of celebration

  • Author: Alexandra Warwick,Emma Shackleton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780563488248
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
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From celebrating the birth of a baby through memories of childhood recalled in later life, to the joy of friendship and the delight of finding love, there are many moments of happiness to be cherished in our lives.Arranged thematically around significant stages in our lives, poets of every age find cause for celebration in a selection of 100 popular poems: Sylvia Plath marvels at her child in "You're"; Dylan Thomas on his thirtieth birthday finds his heart singing with the joy he felt as a young boy; Shakespeare, John Donne and many others celebrate the power of love; while Walt Whitman and Anne Finch find pleasure in their solitude.Including much-loved classics and humorous, poignant and evocative verse, this delightfully upbeat collection celebrates both those smaller moments of pleasure and those that mark the major stages in our lives.

Favourite Poems

Favourite Poems

of the National Trust

  • Author: Jane McMorland Hunter
  • Publisher: National Trust
  • ISBN: 9781911358213
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
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An anthology of classic poems that is perfect for bedside reading, accompanied by charming illustrations by Jane Robbins. From Chaucer to Carroll, Shakespeare to Shelley, enjoy the nation's favourite poets in this gorgeous anthology by the National Trust. From Renaissance writers such as Christopher Marlowe, Romantics like Lord Byron and Modernists such as T S Eliot, explore a variety of poets from all ages. Also included in this selection are poets who are connected to National Trust properties such as Vita Sackville-West who lived at Sissinghurst and Thomas Hardy, whose cottage is looked after by the National Trust. The poems in this book are organised by themes to make it easy to find a poem that can console or amuse, or for special occasions like readings at christenings and weddings; 'Velvet Footsteps' celebrates our animal friends; 'The Glimmering Landscape' illustrates the beauty of our green isle; 'Along the Sand' explores smuggler's coves and the moods of the sea; 'The Noise of Battle' recalls classic war poems.

The nation's favourite poems

The nation's favourite poems

  • Author: John Nettles,Siobhán Redmond,Greg Wise,Emma Fielding
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780563382898
  • Category: English poetry
  • Page: N.A
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A collection of 46 poems, including the top ten, which were chosen as favourites in a BBC listeners' poll. They include Kipling's If, which received the highest number of votes, Wordsworth's Daffodils, Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot, and contemporary works such as Wendy Cope's Bloody Men.

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Journeys

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Journeys

  • Author: Alexandra Warwick
  • Publisher: BBC Books
  • ISBN: 9780563537151
  • Category: English poetry
  • Page: 180
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From the intrepid explorers who discovered the New World to modern-day commuters, journeys have always played a fundamental part in our lives. In The Nations Favourite Poems of Journeys poets from throughout the ages explore not just the physical, but also the spiritual and emotional journeys that we undertake as we progress through life. The sadness of seeing a loved one depart on a long voyage, the wonder of seeing new lands and meeting new people the web of emotions reflected in this fascinating anthology is complex and varied. Alun Lewis describes the poignancy of lovers parting forever in Goodbye while Tennyson captures an insatiable wanderlust in Ulysses. Laurie Lee celebrates England and homecoming in Home from Abroad whereas in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Dylan Thomas ponders the final and ultimate journey that we make: life into death. Packed with a rich variety of wonderful poems, The Nations Favourite Poems of Journeys is sure to become a greatly treasured companion as you travel through life. The foreword is to be written by Benedict Allen

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Desire

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Desire

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780563488347
  • Category: Desire
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1951
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Yearning, anticipation, excitement, passion fulfilled... 'The Nation's Favourite Poems of Desire' brings together 100 poems exploring the nature of love and longing. Poets throughout history have sought to express the nature of desire in all its forms - from innocent imaginings and the romance of youth, through indecision and persuasion, to satisfaction and all too frequent regret. John Donne entices a lover in 'To His Mistress Going to Bed', and Carol Anne Duffy voices the most profound longings in 'Warming Her Pearls'. Ted Hughes' Lovesong' descibes the savage intensity that can arise from passion satisfied. Desire also extends to simpler pleasures, such as Elizabeth Garrett's celebration of 'Moules a la Mariniere' or John Clare's ode to 'Sabbath Bells'.

More Nation's Favourite Poems

More Nation's Favourite Poems

  • Author: Alexandra Warwick,BBC
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0563522151
  • Category: English poetry
  • Page: 192
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From the pleasure of escaping our daily lives and finding laughter, to musing on what makes the world go round and finding solace, poets of all ages have helped us find a way there. In 1996 BBC Bookworm held a poll to find 100 of the nation's best-loved poems. They were published in the Nation's Favourite Poems and featured classics, including Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott' and Wordsworth's 'The Daffodils', alongside popular contemporary poems, such as Jenny Joseph's 'Warning' and W.H Auden's 'Stop All the Clocks'. This collection continues to delight and move us with its eclectic mix of favourite poems. Yet, while it contains so many of our best-loved poems, there are a wealth of outstanding poems across the ages that we were unable to include in the collection. To celebrate the richness of poetry in our lives, BBC Books is holding another poll to find more of the nation's favourite poems. Perhaps the anthology will include Byron's poignant, 'So we'll go no more a roving', other outstanding pieces by Auden, Lawrence, Wordsworth and Shakespeare or Edwin Muir's 'The Confirmation'. The anthology will be published this autumn. In June the nation will be able to have its say.

101 Poems That Could Save Your Life

101 Poems That Could Save Your Life

An Anthology of Emotional First Aid

  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062028553
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 160
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Prozac has side effects, drinking gives you hangovers, therapy's expensive. For quick and effective relief -- or at least some literary comfort -- from everyday and exceptional problems, try a poem. Over the ages, people have turned to poets as ambassadors of the emotions, because they give voice and definition to our troubles, and by so doing, ease them. No matter how bad things get, poets have been there, too, and they can help you get over the rough spots. This is the first poetry anthology designed expressly for the self-help generation. The poems listed include classics by Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, and Lucretius, to name just a few, along with newer works by such current practitioners as Seamus Heaney and Wendy Cope. This book has a cure or consolation for nearly every affliction, ancient or modern. And no side effects-except pleasure.

100 Favourite Scottish Poems

100 Favourite Scottish Poems

  • Author: Stewart Conn
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781905222629
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
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100 Favourite Scottish Poems brings together the best and best-loved of Scottish poetry. From anonymous medieval ballads to the renowned work of Sir Walter Scott and Edwin Morgan, the cream of the nation's poetry - from the Borders to Shetland - is represented in this carefully chosen anthology. 100 Favourite Scottish Poems includes the Top 20 of the nation's favourite poetic pieces, chosen by BBC Scotland listeners in a recent web poll. Scotland's most famous poets are represented - Robert Burns, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Muriel Spark, Iain Crichton Smith, Liz Lochhead, plus many more.

To the Baltic with Bob

To the Baltic with Bob

An Epic Misadventure

  • Author: Griff Rhys Jones
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928131
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 416
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In the summer of 2002, two profoundly amateur sailors, Griff and Bob, set off in an elderly yacht for Russia, because, on the map, it looked easier than sailing to Cornwall. They took Baines with them, as he knew how to mend the engine. And this is their story. Over four long months of applied bickering in a vessel no bigger than a London taxi, they visited most of the geographically interesting restaurants on the Baltic seaboard. They sailed, over, and, even at one point, onto the mysterious heart of the Nordic world. They pushed themselves to the very limits of human endurance, before finally agreeing to wash their sleeping bags on a cool cycle at number six. To the Baltic with Bob is the full account of their stirring journey through the longest heat wave the frozen north has ever suffered; of three men in search of the answer to a troubling question: can you really outmanoeuvre a mid-life crisis by running away to sea?