A contemporary new treasury of verse for every age of life.
Use this book as a recipe book for life: turn to it when you need some advice on everything from growing up to getting old; look to it for consolation when the phone doesn't ring or for inspiration when you are trying to do the right thing; consult it for words that set the mood for weddings and funerals; keep it to hand in dealing with life's emergencies or reach for it for reassurance when you find a new wrinkle or an extra pound; or have it handy simply to read some of the finest poems in the English language.
The poems within, old and new, chart every trajectory of human experience and emotion. Start with childhood, move on through the traumas of adolescence, and arrive at the serial destinations of love, marriage, parenthood, the loss of love, ageing, bereavement, with detours into work, dieting, infidelity and bad hair days. Whatever life has to throw at you there will be words here to make sense of it. Destined to be stained with wine, tears and marmite sandwiches in years to come, these are the poems to last you a lifetime.
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Praise for ‘101 Poems to Help You Understand Men (And Women)’:
‘This is a sometimes witty…always thought-provoking guide …a portable gathering of wise advice for every readership.’ Time Out
Praise for ‘Essential Poems for Britain’:
‘Packed with verse both witty and apposite, musing on everything from our weather to our countryside.’ Daily Mail
‘Goodwin is as influential in selecting literary goodies as Delia converting the nation to cranberries.’ Sunday TimesAbout the Author:
Daisy Goodwin, a televisions producer and writer, is married with two children and lives in London. She is the editor of several bestselling poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems to Keep You Sane, Essential Poems to Fall in Love With and Essential Poems for Britain (and the way we live now). She writes the ‘Poem for Life’ column in You magazine and has presented the BBC2 series, Essential Poems.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007177070