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Tiny print but a wonderful store of well-chosen verse
on 13 March 2016
If you want an anthology by poets from Lord Byron, Chaucer and Spike Milligan to Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sylvia Plath and Patience Agbabi, this very comprehensive book is for you. Laura Barker has selected over 300 poems to suit every human mood and event, to raise a laugh or move you to tears. If you have only one poetry anthology in your book collection, this is an excellent one to consider. The only reason I didn't "love" the book is because of the thin paper and because it suffers from the Curse of the Penguin - small print. Considering that many older people and those with poor sight like reading and listening to poetry, it might have been helpful to print it using a larger typeface, though of course that might have made the book unwieldy! I would be interested to know if there are plans to publish it in large print.