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John Betjeman: Poems Selected by Hugo Williams (Faber 80th Anniversary Edition) Hardcover – 7 May 2009

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main - 80th anniversary edition edition (7 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571247024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571247028
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

A new selection of John Betjeman poems, chosen by Hugo Williams, as one of six wonderful poetry collections published to celebrate Faber's eightieth anniversary.

About the Author

Poet and architectural critic, Sir John Betjeman was born in North London in 1906. He was taught by T S Eliot at Highgate Junior School and was rusticated from Magdalen College Oxford for failing Divinity. He published several poetry collections, including New Bats in Old Belfries and A Few Late Chrysantheums, and several works on architecture. His Collected Poems was published in 1958 and the first edition sold over 100,000 copies. He was knighted in 1969 and appointed Poet Laureate in 1972. He died in Cornwall in 1984.



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