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Not what I expected ...,
This review is from: A Poet's Guide to Britain (Penguin Hardback Classics) (Hardcover)
Having read the Amazon product description I expected the book to follow the format of the TV series - giving information about the poets, descriptions and pictures of the British landscapes that inspired their work, as well as additional poems by other writers. The book is actually a straightforward anthology of around 200 poems with an introduction by Owen Shears.
I ordered the book several months before publication using the Amazon product details as my guide and was looking forward to a 'book of the series'. There are some beautiful poems in this book but it's not what I was expecting so I'm disappointed with my purchase.
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Initial post: 2 Dec 2010 12:00:43 GMT
Peter Milner says:
Just a personal whinge Sally. Try commenting on the book next time. It is a superior anthology bringing scores of strong poetry about Britain into focus and back into our lives Peter Milner
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 15:51:05 GMT
IT IS a comment on the book that " Sadly ( Willow )",[ NOT Sally ], writes here. She / he? has a perfect right to expect the book of the T.V, series when the author and the title are the same as that of the series. I think most people would.
Thanks for the warning that it is not the same, 2Sadly Willow".
Also him / her-self does write " There are some beautiful poems in this book ", so Peter does not need to churlishly reiterate nearly the same comment "... It is a superior anthology bringing scores of strong poetry about Britain..." as if this point had not already been made by the original commentator.
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