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Poems to Last a Lifetime Hardcover – 4 Oct 2004

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st Edition edition (4 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007177070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007177073
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.8 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for ‘101 Poems to Help You Understand Men (And Women)’:

‘This is a sometimes witty…always thought-provoking guide …a portable gathering of wise advice for every readership.’ Time Out

Praise for ‘Essential Poems for Britain’:

‘Packed with verse both witty and apposite, musing on everything from our weather to our countryside.’ Daily Mail

‘Goodwin is as influential in selecting literary goodies as Delia converting the nation to cranberries.’ Sunday Times

About the Author

Daisy Goodwin, a televisions producer and writer, is married with two children and lives in London. She is the editor of several bestselling poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems to Keep You Sane, Essential Poems to Fall in Love With and Essential Poems for Britain (and the way we live now). She writes the ‘Poem for Life’ column in You magazine and has presented the BBC2 series, Essential Poems.


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They say never judge a book by its cover, but I say make the exception in this case. I initially picked if for its serene and stylish appearence; thinking it would make the perfect coffee table book, but this book is made to be read over and over again. I don't usually read poetry, but this anthology is perfect to flick through on a cold day, because the words within will provide warmth and wisdom. Familiar classics such as "If" and "How do I love thee" are skillfully blended with unknown gems, that provoke thought and delight the reader. The poems are categorised by life events, eg school, work, first love, parenthood and politics; and they offer guidance and inspiration if you are unsure in a situation, they provide words when there are none or they simply help reinforce your positive emotions. My personal favourite is "You Wake Up In The Morning", which provides a helpful boost at the end of the day. This book is truly a lifetime investment; buy it, so you can grow old and dog-eared together.
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I love poetry but this book is also ideal for people who think they don't like it. Poems are arranged one to a page, so you have time to savour them, with often some background information about the poet or the reason the poem was written. I have already given two copies as presents.
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This book provides a wonderful collection of poetry by various poets. There is something for everyone providing a variety of poems that focus on different experiences endured in a lifetime â€"provoking many memorable emotions.
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A charming personal selection of poems. Themed as poems of all aspects of the'emotional road of a human life's the selection is fresh and diverse. Many are accompanied by a sympathetic but not domineering photo, and all by a note from the compiler. Bought one for myself and loved it do much have bought another for my 19 year old daughter. (which is a notion that inspired the compiler ). Lovely to dip into. Highly recommend.
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I have a collection of well over 100 books of poetry and many of the poems in this book I already have in my collection. However Daisy Goodwin's selection is so good. She skillfully arranges the order of poems to compliment each other and adds little notes about the poet and the work, little bits of interesting information and, sometimes, her reaction to it. The poems are printed beautifully, often with monochrome photographic artwork which enhances the mood of the poems. I'm really pleased I found this - thank you Daisy
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This is my favourite poetry book. I love the little explanation of each poem which is on each page. It also has been broken into sections to suit your mood,example; love, life etc... You will not find a more diverse and satisfying read.
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This is a very very special book to treasure. I do not read poetry often but find that this book is very accessible. The poems are arranged by different life experiences with beautiful thought provoking illustrations and narrative by Daisy Goodwin. You can read and reread many times and constantly notice something new which either really hits home with your own life or helps you understand life more.
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A wonderful book ,with a poem for every situation and mood.Daisy Goodwin has put together a great balance of poems .
Our copy lives on the bedside table and we read a poem every morning before getting up ,a recommended way to start the day !This is our 2nd copy ,the 1st was lend to a daughter to choose poems to be read at her wedding and has now become a part of her life .The book is a precious gift to give to someone you care about.
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