Poetry & Language

Fiction

Poetry & Language : 1-18 of 18

Showing 18 items

    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    SFGU

    Shakespeare for Grown-ups (Hardback)

    Elizabeth Foley

    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets.

    Perfect for parents keen to help with their children's homework and casual theatre-goers and readers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the Shakespeare's most-performed plays, the book covers everything from the historical context of his writing to the key themes, his less familiar works and much, much more.

    With lively, in-depth chapters on all the key works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you'll ever need.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    FFPD
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    Plan your way through 2015 with the best poems from the Faber poetry list!

    Originally founded in the 1920s and shaped by the taste and influence of T. S. Eliot, poets included in the list include John Betjeman, Dylan Thomas, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath and W. B. Yeats.

    This week-to-view diary includes a brilliant poem or illustration for every week of the twelve months ahead, meaning you'll be able to enjoy a poem while planning and organising your year!
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    CRPM

    Classic Readings & Poems (Hardback)

    Jane McMorland-Hunter

    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    Classic Readings & Poems for Weddings, Christenings, Funerals and All Occasions will help ensure you have the right words for every important life event.

    Hand-picked by Jane McMorland Hunter, the book features everything from familiar favourites to lesser-known, yet no less stunning, pieces that can mark anything from a birth to a death; an engagement to a retirement and a wedding to a memorial service.

    Among the poems and readings are works from the poets Longfellow, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as well as famous writers like William Blake, Wordsworth and William Shakespeare. There are also Apache prayers and Irish blessings, as well as quotes from books and speeches that mark moments of new life, unions, loss and solitude.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £25.97
    • Save £20.98
    VINP
    • £4.99
    • RRP £25.97
    • Save £20.98
    Featuring 'a visionary genius', 'the greatest poet since Shakespeare' and some of the best poetry from the Bard himself, this three-book collection offers up some of the best poetry from William Blake, W. B. Yeats and William Shakespeare.

    Shakespeare's sonnets were haunting, lyrical and often breathtakingly beautiful, and the anthology featured here showcases everything from his most famed work - 'Shall I compare three to a summer's day' - to his lesser-known poems that deserve more exposure. With an introduction from Germaine Greer, this is a must-have for anyone who appreciates one of the masters of the English language.

    Selected and introduced by Patti Smith, the eccentric William Blake is another genius who specialised in powerful and symbolic poetry, while the extensive W. B. Yeats collection reflects the turmoil, fervour, traditions and revolutions around the turn of the 20th century.

  • Echo's Bones (Hardback)

    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £16.01
    ECHB

    Echo's Bones (Hardback)

    Samuel Beckett

    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £16.01
    After a wait of 80 years, Echo's Bones, Samuel Beckett's intended end-piece to his debut collection of short stories, More Pricks than Kicks, is published for the first time.

    Originally requested - and subsequently rejected - by his editor, it continues the story of Belacqua, the protagonist of More Pricks than Kicks' ninth story Yellow, as he enters the afterlife. Covering themes of science, philosophy, religion and literature, the text offers a darkly humorous take on human nature.

    A gothic fairy tale that shows the development of Beckett as a writer, this hardback edition belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who wants to find out more about the evolution of Samuel Beckett's writing.
  • Poetry Of Birds (Hardback)

    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.99
    PBIR

    Poetry Of Birds (Hardback)

    Simon Armitage and Tim Dee

    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.99

    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.

    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    WFLP

    The World's Favourite Love Poems (Hardback)

    Suheil Bushrui

    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    This charming collection of love poems, compiled by renowned literature professor Suheil Bushrui, makes a wonderful anthology of some of the best-loved verses ever written. Taken from around the globe, this unusually varied collection contains nearly 200 poems from some of the world's most famous writers. From the indigenous peoples of Africa and Australasia to the foremost writers in history including Shakespeare and Dante, this beautiful hardback makes a delightful gift and is perfect for any lover of poetry or simply for someone special.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    OLON

    Ode to London - Poems to Celebrate the City (Hardback)

    Jane McMorland Hunter

    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    Edited by Jane McMorland Hunter, Ode to London is a wonderful book full of epic poems that celebrates England's capital city and its vast and majestic presence.

    An anthology of poetry that explores life in England's bustling capital city, there are ditties about pie, mash and jellied eels featured alongside much-loved work from poets such as John Betjeman, TS Eliot and John Donne. The book is beautifully illustrated with scenes of London life and the poems featured celebrate every aspect of the city, from the Houses of Parliament and the Blitz spirit, through to red double-decker buses and the infamous rainy summers.

    A perfect gift for any proud Londoner or anyone who has fallen in love with this magnificent city.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    JUBL

    Jubilee Lines - A Poetry Anthology (Hardback)

    Carol Ann Duffy

    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00

    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.

    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £15.01
    TCIP

    20th Century in Poetry (Hardback)

    Simon Rae

    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £15.01

    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.

    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.99
    ODEE

    Ode to the Countryside (Hardback)

    Samuel Carr

    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.99
    This is a rich collection of poetry that celebrates the English countryside. Beautifully illustrated with nostalgic illustrations of England's pastures, fields and landscapes, this book includes a range of poems, from verses on village life and harvesting to the wonderful changes in seasons and the monumental woods and trees of Britain. It includes poetry from all eras, from Chaucer and Shakespeare through Alexander Pope, to Coleridge, Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins right up to Vita Sackville-West and Betjeman, plus a range of rich poetry from less-famous names but which have stood the test of time and remind us of the beautiful land we live in.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    CPFM

    Classic Poems for Mothers (Hardback)

    Max Morris

    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00

    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.

    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    PESS

    The Penguin Book Of English Short Stories (Paperback)

    Christopher Dolley

    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    The Penguin Book of English Short Stories is a fascinating book that celebrates the period between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth century when the English short story began to grow hugely in popularity. The book contains short stories from some of the most widely-known writers of the time, and although many are generally known for their novels, their shorter fiction is just as inspiring. Every story contained in this glorious book is concise, evocative, subtle and satisfying!
    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    PSSS
    (1)
    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    Including 24 short tales written by Scottish men and women from Robin Jenkins to Muriel Spark, The Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories represents the past and present of the country right through from the times of Roman Britain. Including powerful and moving insights into the spirit of the Scottish people and some truly beautiful writing, this is a must for anyone with an interest in Scottish heritage and excellent storytelling.
    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    PIRS

    The Penguin Book Of Irish Short Stories (Paperback)

    Benedict Kiely

    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    The Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories from Benedict Kiely is a collection of thirty-eight short stories that cover many generations and moods of Irish writing. The mercurial, intoxicating, witty and sometimes sad stories range from Lady Gregory's moving retelling of an ancient love story through to the extraordinary and prolific reads of William Trevor. This is a must-read for any fan of Irish fiction.
    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    PWSS

    The Penguin Book Of Welsh Short Stories (Paperback)

    Alun Richards

    • £1.50
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £9.49
    Including 24 short tales written by Welsh men and women from Dylan Thomas to Moira Dearnley, The Penguin Book of Welsh Short Stories represents the past and present of the country from the valleys to the city streets. Including powerful and moving insights into the nature of the Welsh people and some truly beautiful writing, this is a must for anyone with an interest in the beautiful country.
    • £1.50
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £6.49
    LEAV

    Distinguished Leaves (Hardback)

    Elizabeth Darcy Jones

    • £1.50
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £6.49

    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.

  • Ode to the Sea (Hardback)

    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    ODES

    Ode to the Sea (Hardback)

    Howard Watson

    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00

    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.