The Nation's Favourite Poems

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Griff Rhys Jones
BBC Books, 1996 - English poetry - 192 pages
14 Reviews
In a nationwide poll to discover Britain's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's 'If...' was voted number one. This unique anthology brings together the results of the poll in a collection of the nation's 100 best loved poems. Among the selection are popular classics such as Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shallott' and Wordsworth's 'The Daffodils' alongside contemporary poetry such as Allan Ahlberg's 'Please Mrs Butler' and Jenny Joseph's 'Warning'. Also included is the poignant 'Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep'.

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Review: The Nation's Favourite: Poems (The Nation's Favourite Poems)

User Review  - Bill Bailey - Goodreads

I fancied myself as a cultured intellectual. I thought I'd treat my girlfriend's parents to a poetry reading again, and I selected one at random from this book. The day before I had read "Naming of ... Read full review

Review: The Nation's Favourite: Poems (The Nation's Favourite Poems)

User Review  - Yvonne - Goodreads

I'm not mad keen on reading poetry, though I do write it from time to time. I do like The Raven though. Though I find I can't read it now without hearing Bart Simpson saying "nevermore!" Ha Read full review

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