A true poet who extends experience (Margaret Lane
His humour is remarkably versatile, for it can be used to serve both his deepest love and his most remorseless hatred (Observer
His poems spring from what he really feels about real life, and as a result he brings back to poetry a sense of dramatic urgency it had all but lost (Philip Larkin
Betjeman is perhaps as completely original a writer as has ever existed (Times Literary Supplement
With a new foreword by Griff Rhys Jones, Summoned By Bells brings the world of Betjeman to life.