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The Nation S Favourite Poems

Author : Griff Rhys Jones
ISBN : 9780563387824
Genre : English poetry
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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 Poems

Author : Griff Rhys Jones
ISBN : 0563384875
Genre : English poetry
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In 1995 BBC Television's Bookworm programme conducted a poll amongst viewers to determine their favourite poems. The top 100 are presented in this book. They include the winner, Kipling's If, and many other classics, as well as modern verse by writers such as Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes.

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Nation S Favourite Comic Poems

Author : Griff Rhys Jones
ISBN : 9781448140497
Genre : Poetry
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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 Children S Poems

Author : Spike Milligan
ISBN : 9780563537748
Genre : Children's poetry, English
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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 Love Poems

Author : Daisy Goodwin
ISBN : 9781446417584
Genre : Poetry
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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.

The Nation S Favourite

Author : Griff Rhys Jones
ISBN : 9781446417836
Genre : Poetry
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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.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Author : Robert Frost
ISBN : 0756779731
Genre : Poetry
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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 Remembrance

Author : Alexandra Warwick
ISBN : 0563487690
Genre : Bereavement
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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.

The Nation S Favourite Poems Of Childhood

Author : BBC Worldwide
ISBN : 0563551844
Genre : Poetry
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