Summoned by Bells Hardcover – 4 Oct 2007
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A true poet who extends experience (Margaret Lane)
His humour is remarkably versatile, for it can be used to serve both his deepest love and his most remorseless hatred (Observer)
His poems spring from what he really feels about real life, and as a result he brings back to poetry a sense of dramatic urgency it had all but lost (Philip Larkin)
Betjeman is perhaps as completely original a writer as has ever existed (Times Literary Supplement)
With a new foreword by Griff Rhys Jones, Summoned By Bells brings the world of Betjeman to life.See all Product Description
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To the poetry lover who has not yet had the delight of becoming familiar with this classic, it just needs to be stated that all the superlatives that have been applied to Summoned By Bells are completely justified.
Bicycles with Sturmey Archer gears, Euthymol toothpaste, the stations of the London Underground, the Perpendicular architecture of Betjeman's beloved Church of England and outings to Cornwall on the London and South Western Railway are all woven into an autobiographical narrative that encompasses unpleasant nursemaids, early attempts at poetry, bullying at school, the sights and smells of second-hand bookshops and Sunday Evensong ... and the list goes on and on.
My advice: buy two copies, as the one that you loan to a friend is unlikely to make a reappearance!
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I bought this as a birthday present for a friend as she specified this title. Iunderstand from her that she is well pleased with it.Published on 1 Mar. 2013 by Ms. S. S. Goudge