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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara; First Edition edition (8 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843173948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843173946
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ana studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and gained a BA and MA before starting a career in publishing. Her first job was in the Publicity department at Random House, working on commercial fiction and non-fiction, and she later moved to Kyle Cathie where she publicised an illustrated list focussed on cookery, gardening and health. She is now Head of Publicity, Marketing and Online at Michael O'Mara Books. Ana has organised campaigns for authors including Sir Roger Moore, Norman Wisdom, John Barrowman, Anthony Worrall Thompson and Clarissa Dickson Wright, and for brands including Wagamama and Green & Black's Chocolate.
Ana has contributed articles to various publications including Writers' Market UK, The Book Lover's Companion (Michael O'Mara, 2012) and The Bookseller magazine. She has appeared on national and regional radio talking about books, poetry and teenage diaries. Ana lives in London with her husband, daughter and two demanding cats.

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This is an excellent collection of all those poems that you perhaps only half remember. Not only are there some of the most important poems in the language, but also potted biographies and an index of famous lines for those post-prandial 'guess the poem' quizzes. The perfect stocking filler (Choice Magazine)

Once you dip in and start you won't be able to stop...a wonderful anthology (Tribune)

If you have a favourite poem you'll probably find it in I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, which contains some of the nation's best-loved offerings. The book also contains lots of interesting facts about poets and there's an index to help you search by a poem's most famous line (Co-Operative Magazine)

A collection of favourite half-remembered lines and phrases from school days (The Times)

Sampson's enlightening collection offers a wide variety of poems, each enhanced by background material that lends useful context. From Shakespeare to Shelley, Blake to Brooke, anyone who loves poetry or appreciates the inherent richness of the English language will find much to relish (The Good Book Guide)

Poetry fans will love I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud... dip into this treasure-trove of the nation's best loved poems and read about the writers behind them (Bon Marche)

Featuring poets from Chaucer to Shakespeare, Auden to Plath, the book includes all the 'greatest hits' (Guardian.co.uk)

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In the best-selling I Before E (Except after C) series, this book revisits all the poems you half-remember.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Suzie on 15 Oct. 2009
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I love poetry and have several dozen poetry books so I didn't really need another, especially one whose contents would almost certainly be replicated elsewhere on my bookshelves. But it was tempting to have another means of finding all the half-familiar lines in one volume, although the Golden Treasury and Oxford Anthologies achieve the same end.

As the editor of this little anthology says, the choice of poem is subjective and it would be impossible to include everyone's much loved or half-remembered poems. Even so, I was disappointed that The Way through the Woods (Kipling), and I Remember, I Remember (Thomas Hood), a particular favourite of my mother's - she would often read it to me when I was a small child - were missing. It shouldn't matter as I have them elsewhere, but somehow it did. Being realistic though, it's almost inevitable that everyone will be disappointed about some omission or other.

Again inevitably, only short extracts of longer poems are included so the selection from, say, Hiawatha may not be your favourite part of the poem. Nevertheless, the book provides a taste. I was also pleased to find one or two poems that I was not familiar with, together with a couple of poets I'd never heard of.

The poems are arranged in chronological order, from Chaucer and Marlowe right up to Wendy Cope (Bloody Men) and Carol Ann Duffy, which places them in their context more intuitively than, say, an alphabetic listing of the poets by surname. I like too the notes about the individual poets and some of their poetry as these provide a taste of their lives and work.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary J. Eccles on 10 Jan. 2010
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I bought this book for my grandmother as a christmas present and she loved it. The poems are all well known, with a little bit about the poet written before each of them. I'd recommend the book to anyone from the 40+ age group, as I think it would make them feel nostlgic about what they learnt at school etc. I think any poetry lover would enjoy it though!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Iain S. Palin on 18 Mar. 2012
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Michael O'Mara has hit on a winning formula, series of little (but not too little) books, hardback and well-prepared, reminding us of the interesting stuff we learned at school but had since forgotten or half-forgotten. As with the others, the title and subtitle say it all. Here we're dealing with poems. A diverse collection of decidedly unmodern poems in fact: these have rhymes, they scan, they say something, and they're not all about existential angst, dysfunctional relationships, or the cruel pointlessness of life. We didn't necessarily think much of them at the time, but they've grown on us since, or perhaps we've heard snatches and wondered where the almost-familiar words came from. And so this book, which takes us back, answers our questions, and in the process gives us great pleasure. It has an added strength when compared with many anthologies, namely the short and helpful biography of each poet, as well as what some will regard as a weakness, namely that not all of the poems are printed in full. But to this reader it's an excellent little book, a worthy member of an entreating and informative series.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. M. Donnelly on 7 Feb. 2010
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This was a lovely book...Was disappointed that most of the poems are just the first few verses and most are not printed in their entirity. I purchased it to read with an elderly aunt, who can remember all the poems - we were just disappointed that although she could complete all of them, it would have been better if it it had been made clear that the poems were not published in full.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gillianmcm on 7 July 2011
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Excellent book for remembering all those long forgotten pieces from school. Easy to find the poems through the index and used by all ages in our family!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bookishman on 28 Jan. 2012
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This is a lovely book which works on two levels; revisting poems you were introduced to at an age when you were probably too young to fully appreciate their significance. It also takes you back, to a lovely aspect of growing up, calling to mind that time of life when you sensed (or half-sensed) poetic meaning in the world.

I read a fair amount of poetry yet in fact this felt fresh; these are poems I wrongly thought I knew and therefore foolishly tended to ignore as if they were cliches. But of course they are classics for a reason. It was quite astonishing and extremely rewarding to contemplate them afresh - and humbling, as good poetry generally is anyway.

The one that touched me most was Kipling's 'If' which I had come to dimiss as some sort of macho jingoistic tea-towel decoration. In fact it's absolutely beautiful and anything but jingoistic. I've lived twenty manly years since I first read it, facing multi-faceted manhood with degrees of failure and success. Those very thoughtful verses catch what a difficult and fine thing it is to be a real man. On the money and inspiring for all it's a seeming cliche. And yet light and easy. Superb. I'll be reading it to my son, even though he will only half-understand...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leaderer on 9 Nov. 2011
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I found this book very informative and interesting. I bought it to refresh my school memories of poetry and the title says it all, we all remember snatches of poems from school and this book has most of those poems.
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