Nation's Favourite : Poems, The, Paperback Book

Nation's Favourite : Poems, The Paperback

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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'.


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A superb small collection of popular English Poetry, covering poets from 1865 tomodern times. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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An enjoyable browse for a newcomer to the world of poetry. The type of book i pick up from time to time from the shelf and flick through to a poem that takes my fancy depending on my mood. Not every one has caught my eye so there are still delights to look forward to. Suprised myself and my family by how much i enjoyed. Not so much of a Philistine as i thought i was. Griff Rhys Jones' name initially highlighted this book to my curiosity and did not disappoint. Something for mostly anyone.

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