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A Superb Selection of Christmas Poetry
on 25 November 2011
This is a wonderful collection of Christmas prose - the genre of poetry is transcended by the inclusion of songs and narratives. The anthology has pieces that are humorous, melancholy, mediative and prayerful. The poets include Ted Hughes, John Betjeman, TS Eliot, Walter de la Mare, Dylan Thomas, Charles Causley, WH Auden and Roger McGough.
Highlights include Christmas Landscape by Laurie Lee, Christmas Shopping by Louis MacNeice, Journey Back to Christmas by Gwen Dunn, My Christmas : Mum's Christmas by Sarah Forsyth, Christmas by John Betjeman and In the Workhouse by George R Sims.
The illustrations are absolutely brilliant and are by a range of artists and embellish and complement this book with colour and black and white illustrations. They have a wide range of hues, and include iridescent views of snowy scenes as well as black images of a snowy night when a warm fireside urgently beckons.