The Nation’s Favourite: Poems


Last year in response to a unique poll organised by the BBC TV programme Bookworm, the nation voted for its top 100 poems. This book contains all of the winners including classics such as The Lady of Shalott, The Ancient Mariner and If.

ISBN: 9780563387824 Author: ,, Rhys, Jones, Griff Publisher: BBC Books, Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 19th September 1996 Imprint: BBC Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 821.008 (edition:20) Pages: 192 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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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