This treasure trove of British poetry brings together over 100 classic poems, selected by bestselling author and proud patriot George Courtauld. Including national favorites such as Rupert Brooke's The Soldier, George Herbert's Love and John Betjeman's A Subaltern's Love Song—these are poems chosen for their resonant power, nostalgia, and simplicity. The author places each poem in its historical context, gives a potted biography of each poet, and offers his own personal interpretation of the words and themes.
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George Courtauld read Philosophy at Cambridge. The son of the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex, he has been a headhunter for 13 years. His gift for making history accessible was discovered when he compiled a list of historical events for his sons to hang in the bathroom. It turned into the bestseller The Pocket Book of Patriotism, followed by The Pocket Book of Patriots. Courtauld is married with three sons and lives in Colne Engaine, near Colchester, Essex.Review:
"The patriotism that Courtauld's book embodies is distinctly low-key, unshowy, indeed quintessentially British" -- Michael Gove The Times "will stir, inspire and enchant" Best of British
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11009190966X
Book Description Ebury Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX009190966X