Combining the knowledge of leading poet Simon Armitage and amateur ornithologist Tim Dee, The Poetry of Birds is a beautifully presented anthology that includes some of the best known and most loved bird poems of both past and present. Some overlooked gems are also included in this pretty hardback, along with detailed ornithological notes which offer fascinating information on the birds, while illuminating these entertaining and beguiling poems.
A splendid collector?s edition of some of the finest works of poetry ever penned, Shakespeare Sonnets includes that immortal question: ?Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?? amongst other oft-quoted lines. Perfect for reading William Shakespeare?s poetry for pleasure rather than study, this beautiful hardback edition houses fascinating literature that deals with themes such as love, beauty and the effects of time ? making this collection just as significant now as it was in the Elizabethan era.
To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy brings together a dazzling array of contemporary poets to write about each of the sixty years of Her Majesty's reign in Jubilee Lines. Established poets such as Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke and Wendy Cope all contribute, alongside some of the newest young talent around, and every poem addresses a moment or event from their chosen year - be it of personal or political significance or both. This brilliant hardback offers a unique portrayal of the country and times during the Queen's reign. An unforgettable commemoration.
A must for poetry lovers and anyone with an interest in world history, this anthology is a richly rewarding collection of poems covering the all the major events of the 20th century. Brought together by authors Simon Rae and Michael Hulse, this collection features Thomas Hardy, John Masefield, Carol Ann Duffy, Jeffrey Harrison, A.E. Houseman and T.S. Elliot.
101 Poems Collection - 5 Books (collection)
The Classic Faber Poetry Collection contains five books that see some of today's finest contemporary poets choose a wonderful selection of poetry. Each book offers 101 poems and all have been carefully selected and themed. Wendy Cope has chosen the poems that amused her the most, Christopher Reid has selected poems that illustrate the function of sound in poetry, Don Paterson concentrates on sonnets while Simon Armitage demonstrates how short poems can be packed with passion and wisdom and Ted Hughes offers a selection of his personal favourites for the reader to remember.
A beautiful and inspirational collection of poetry brought together by Samuel Carr, Ode to the Countryside muses contentedly on the simple joys of rural life and the spectacular landscape and nature that surrounds us. Featuring an interesting array of poets, from the classic and world renowned wordsmiths such as Chaucer and Shakespeare through to modern poets who offer a unique contemporary reflection on the great British outdoors, this anthology includes beautifully nostalgic illustrations of Britain’s farmland and wild places.
Compiled by Max Morris, Classic Poems for Mothers is an exquisitely illustrated anthology that contains inspiring and moving poetry for mothers from much-loved writers including the likes of Anne Bradstreet, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson and Rudyard Kipling. Many poets have been inspired by their mothers, and this collection brings together the joy, sorrow, loyalty and love they feel towards them.
A wonderfully quaint and quintessentially British book, Distinguished Leaves: Poems for Tea-Lovers from Elizabeth Darcy Jones describes 37 different teas as characters, revelling in their unique flavours and personalities. An exquisite and unusual little hardback, this light and refreshingly uplifting collection of verse includes descriptions of different tea types and hints for using loose leaf tea alongside the charm and wit of the author.
Complete with verses from the likes of RL Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling, Ode to the Sea is a collection of poems celebrating the British coastline and life above and below the deep blue sea. This National Trust book contains beautiful illustrations of idlyllic days at sea, haunted shipwrecks and tempestuous storms. Edited by Howard Watson and featuring a foreword by Oliver Garnett, explore life along the shore and discover the mystical world beneath the waves.
The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry is an incredibly vast compendium that covers 1,500 years of Irish verse, including translations from Old English. Compiled by Patrick Crofty, this anthology is superbly organised and masterfully arranged, making it easily navigable as well as thoroughly enjoyable. Including the work of three Nobel laureates – W. B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney – as well as many other top writers, this collection goes where others haven’t, featuring epigrams, traditional verses and old Irish songs, making it thoroughly comprehensive.
Another cleverly constructed collection of poems from Carol Ann Duffy, The World’s Wife gives a hilarious and at times deeply meaningful voice to many women who never had their say. With her unique interpretation of the relationships endured by the likes of Mrs Aesop, Nancy Sinatra and Frau Freud, the British poet produces some fascinatingly witty and observant works of verse. Breezing through some of the best historical myths and bringing them to life in some style, this collection is fresh, cheeky and enormously entertaining.