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Blood and Roses: British History In Poetry Paperback – 14 Jul 2005

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (14 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340893885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340893883
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.4 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,519,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You'll never look at history the same way again! (South Wales Argus)

I'm glad I read this book because I now know what it is like in past when people got murdered and kings got crowned (James Anderson, Craigroyston Community High Teen Titles)

A superbly well-chosen collection dusting off our history and bringing it to life (Newbury Weekly News)

The energetic Brian Moses has made the best of a difficult brief ... He's avoided the old jingoistic staples ... In their place he has let us hear the non-famous and the non-heroic ... It's good to see that the complex matter of British identity is given an airing with a poem about a freed African slave Olaudah Equiano and a fine piece by James Berry (Michael Rosen, Junior Education)

Some are funny, some exciting, some depressing, but all convey the feel of history (Bournemouth Echo)

You'll never look at history the same way again. (South Wales Argus)

This Brian Moses anthology is compiled by a poet who has a great deal of experience of presenting poetry directly to youngsters of all ages, and it shows... The net has been cast wide and the final choices are precise and careful... A mix of contemporary and recent with the less obvious inclusions paving the way for fresh discoveries for the reader.
This is altogether a refreshing procession through the annals of the years and it also manages the task of blowing away the dust of over-familiarity at times. This book is useful, of course, as a curriculum resource for older primary or younger secondary ages in particular; but over and above that it is a good read, especially as it is attractively illustrated and presented.

(School Librarian)

Historical facts are brought alive through the thoughts and feelings of the famous and the unknown (

Tony Mitton and I were pleasantly surprised by the variety and range of this anthology ... Snapshots of life for Stone Age Britain to recent times. The text is complemented by sumptuous line drawings. (TES Teacher)

Strong on quality and high in interest. Here is a book which should prove useful to teachers and of interest to children with an appetite for history. (Books for Keeps)

A superbly well-chosen collection dusting off our history and bringing it to life. (Newbury Weekly News)

Interesting book as it looks at British history with poems from the prehistoric , right up to modern times. Sadly most of the history is British, but I really enjoyed the Scottish poems. (Teen Titles Issue 34)

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From the building of Stonehenge to World War II and beyond, this collection of poems provides fresh perspectives on our history.

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