The Nation's Favourite Poems


Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0563387823
Category: English poetry
Page: 192
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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'.

The Nation's Favourite

Twentieth Century Poems
Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446417832
Category: Poetry
Page: 208
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This lovely book of poetry brings together over 100 of the most celebrated and cherished poems of the 20th century. Including poets as diverse as John Betjeman and Ted Hughes, Siegfried Sassoon and Allan Ahlberg, and subjects from all avenues of life - war, family life, love, death, religion, the countryside, animals and comedy - the whole breadth of the nation's life during the 20th century is encapsulated here. Compiled and edited by Griff Rhys Jones as part of the successful The Nations Favourite Poems series, this book brings together the wealth of new and innovative poetry styles that flourished in the 20th Century.

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Remembrance


Author: Alexandra Warwick,Mark Franks
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9780563487692
Category: Bereavement
Page: 185
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From Shakespeare to W H Auden and Michael Rosen, poets have written moving and inspiring poems to honour and remember loved ones. While in response to war the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen has among many others become emblematic of an age and has helped us to understand the horror of war and remember those who died. In this 10th collection in the Nation's Favourite series over 100 poems by Britain's best-love poets are brought together on the theme of remembrance to offer solace, scope for reflection and inspiration.

The Nation's Favourite: Love Poems


Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446417581
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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From the first flush of love, through courtship and vows of eternal fidelity, to serving the writs and drowning your sorrows, 'The Nation's Favourite Love Poems' will meet all your romantic requirements. In this selection of 100 popular poems, poets of every age consider that most universal of themes: love. As well as traditional lovers' favourites such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'How do I love thee?' and Shakespeare's 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' there are contemporary voices such as Adrian Mitchell, Wendy Cope and John Fuller, whose erudite yet salacious 'Valentine' would melt the most fridgid heart. There are even poems for those more melancholic moments, Hardy's haunting 'After a Journey', for example, and Larkin's poignant 'Love Songs in Age'. So, wherever you are in the tunnel of love, dip into this book of poetry and you will be reassured to discover that at one time or another a poet has been there before you.

Sherlock

Die Fallsammlung
Author: Guy Adams
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3864134455
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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John Watson über dieses Buch: "Dieses Buch ist mein bescheidener Versuch, ein wenig Licht auf die Arbeit des besten und weisesten Menschen zu werfen, den ich je gekannt habe. Er hat – wenn ich das so sagen darf – die Wissenschaft der Deduktion zur Kunst erhoben. Nachdem ich bei einigen seiner bedeutendsten Fälle an seiner Seite sein durfte, liegt es nun an mir, seine Verdienste einem breiteren Publikum zu präsentieren. Er ist, um es kurz zu machen, der Mozart der Kriminalwissenschaft. Ich würde gern noch fortfahren, doch mit großer Freude darf ich Ihnen sagen, dass Sherlock Holmes persönlich zugesagt hat, einen Teil dieses Textes zu schreiben ..." Sherlock Holmes über dieses Buch: "Kaufen Sie dieses Buch auf keinen Fall. Was eigentlich eine Serie von spannenden Vorträgen hätte werden sollen, hat der Autor zu geschmackloser, billiger Unterhaltung degradiert. Die Wissenschaft der Deduktion ist eine Sparte menschlicher Errungenschaften, die ernsthafte Analysen erfordert, und hier ist nun dieses verschwenderisch gestaltete Buch durch Humor entstellt und mit Klatsch und Tratsch vergiftet. Offenbar ist diese Art der Sensationsgier nötig, um das Interesse der lesenden Bevölkerung zu wecken, aber nur ein Idiot wäre hiervon beeindruckt. Sie entscheiden."

More Nation's Favourite Poems


Author: Alexandra Warwick,BBC
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0563522151
Category: English poetry
Page: 192
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From the pleasure of escaping our daily lives and finding laughter, to musing on what makes the world go round and finding solace, poets of all ages have helped us find a way there. In 1996 BBC Bookworm held a poll to find 100 of the nation's best-loved poems. They were published in the Nation's Favourite Poems and featured classics, including Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott' and Wordsworth's 'The Daffodils', alongside popular contemporary poems, such as Jenny Joseph's 'Warning' and W.H Auden's 'Stop All the Clocks'. This collection continues to delight and move us with its eclectic mix of favourite poems. Yet, while it contains so many of our best-loved poems, there are a wealth of outstanding poems across the ages that we were unable to include in the collection. To celebrate the richness of poetry in our lives, BBC Books is holding another poll to find more of the nation's favourite poems. Perhaps the anthology will include Byron's poignant, 'So we'll go no more a roving', other outstanding pieces by Auden, Lawrence, Wordsworth and Shakespeare or Edwin Muir's 'The Confirmation'. The anthology will be published this autumn. In June the nation will be able to have its say.

Nation's Favourite: Comic Poems


Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448140498
Category: Poetry
Page: 176
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This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation's all-time favourite comic poetry. From much-loved classics such as Lewis Carroll's curious 'Jabberwocky' to lesser known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess's 'The Purple Cow', Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of witty, nonsensical and plain laugh-out-loud funny poems. The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah. There is Roald Dahl's cunning variation on 'Little Red Riding Hood', Spike Milligan's brilliantly ridiculous 'On the Ning Nang Nong' as well as several entries from the ever-elusive Anon, including one delightfully succint 'Peas'. Remembered, half-remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the nation's favourite comic poems.

The nation's favourite poems of celebration


Author: Alexandra Warwick,Emma Shackleton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780563488248
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
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From celebrating the birth of a baby through memories of childhood recalled in later life, to the joy of friendship and the delight of finding love, there are many moments of happiness to be cherished in our lives.Arranged thematically around significant stages in our lives, poets of every age find cause for celebration in a selection of 100 popular poems: Sylvia Plath marvels at her child in "You're"; Dylan Thomas on his thirtieth birthday finds his heart singing with the joy he felt as a young boy; Shakespeare, John Donne and many others celebrate the power of love; while Walt Whitman and Anne Finch find pleasure in their solitude.Including much-loved classics and humorous, poignant and evocative verse, this delightfully upbeat collection celebrates both those smaller moments of pleasure and those that mark the major stages in our lives.

The Nation's Favourite Poems of Journeys


Author: Alexandra Warwick
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9780563537151
Category: English poetry
Page: 180
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From the intrepid explorers who discovered the New World to modern-day commuters, journeys have always played a fundamental part in our lives. In The Nations Favourite Poems of Journeys poets from throughout the ages explore not just the physical, but also the spiritual and emotional journeys that we undertake as we progress through life. The sadness of seeing a loved one depart on a long voyage, the wonder of seeing new lands and meeting new people the web of emotions reflected in this fascinating anthology is complex and varied. Alun Lewis describes the poignancy of lovers parting forever in Goodbye while Tennyson captures an insatiable wanderlust in Ulysses. Laurie Lee celebrates England and homecoming in Home from Abroad whereas in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Dylan Thomas ponders the final and ultimate journey that we make: life into death. Packed with a rich variety of wonderful poems, The Nations Favourite Poems of Journeys is sure to become a greatly treasured companion as you travel through life. The foreword is to be written by Benedict Allen

Der Besuch der Kaiserin


Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644539618
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Schicksalhafte Begegnungen Charlotte Baird interessiert sich mehr für Fotografie als dafür, einen Ehemann zu finden. Doch als der charmante Bay Middleton auftaucht, verliebt sie sich in ihn. Er zählt zu den besten Reitern Englands, ist jedoch mittellos und nicht von Stand. Bay scheint der Einzige zu sein, der in Charlotte nicht nur die reiche junge Erbin sieht, sondern ihre unkonventionellen Ansichten und ihren feinen Witz zu schätzen weiß. Als die legendäre Pytchley-Jagd ansteht, erhält Bay einen Auftrag, um den ihn alle beneiden: Er soll Kaiserin Sisi auf der Jagd begleiten. Charlottes Freude darüber schwindet schnell. Denn die Kaiserin gilt nicht umsonst als die schönste Frau ihrer Zeit. Und sie ist Bay in einer Weise zugetan, die die Zukunft aller bedrohen könnte. «Exzellent und absolut fesselnd. Höchst unterhaltsam.» (The Times) «Eine überaus vergnügliche Lektüre.» (Mail on Sunday) «Ein bezaubernder, wunderschön geschriebener Pageturner.» (Publishers Weekly) «Zeitlos, spannend, absolut überzeugend. Ein großartiger Roman.» (Richard and Judy Book Club)

The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems


Author: Spike Milligan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0563537744
Category: Children's poetry, English
Page: 192
View: 2016

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This edition from the best-selling poetry series brings together the most beloved poems for children, from "The Owl and the Pussycat" through "On the Ning Nang Nong" to "I Know Someone Who Can" to "Us Two". The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems will compel and amuse adults and children alike, with poems drawn from themes as diverse as animals, schooldays, summer holidays, fun with friends and family, and fantastic daydreams - whether it is recalling the anxiety of starting school, as in Roger McGough's "First Day at School", the magical visit of a mythical beast in Adrian Henri's "Kate's Unicorn", or the nostalgic realisation that 'mother always knows best' in Pam Ayres's "Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth". Readers can revisit old favourites by Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc and A.A. Milne, and dip into the modern musings of poets such as Wendy Cope and Allan Ahlberg. Introduced by Spike Milligan and including 30 specially commissioned illustrations, this is the perfect treasury of children's verse and will delight and entertain all generations for years to come.

Eine englische Liebe

Roman
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499256745
Category:
Page: 523
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Die reiche Amerikanerin Mrs. Cash scheint mit der Heirat ihrer Tochter Cora und einem englischen Herzog am Ziel ihrer Träume. Während Cora Ivo tatsächlich liebt, gibt es Gerüchte, dass der verarmte Herzog sie nur des Geldes wegen geheiratet hat.

The nation's favourite Shakespeare


Author: Richard Briers,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bbc Pubns
ISBN: 9780563551423
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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Recently voted Man of the Millenium by BBC Radio 4 listeners, William Shakespeare is one of the most enduring and influential writers of all time. This delightful celebration of his work brings together over 100 best-loved speeches, scenes, and sonnets, all of which are guaranteed to appeal both to seasoned Shakespeare enthusiasts and to the uninitiated alike. From Romeo's wonderfully romantic accolade to Juliet's beauty - "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?" to MacBeth's haunted musings after killing Duncan - "Is this a dagger, which I see before me?" here are many old favorites to be rediscovered. Complete with scene-setting passages for every extract and a foreword by Richard Briers, The Nation's Favourite Shakespeare is a unique treasure-trove of familiar and forgotten gems that you are sure to reach for again and again.

Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt


Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518759442
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

Hold Your Own

Gedichte
Author: Kate Tempest
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518745255
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Englisch und deutsch. Übersetzt von Johanna Wange. »Sie ist mehr als modern; sie ist praktisch Science-Fiction«, schreibt der Guardian über Kate Tempest. Zu ihren Einflüssen zählen James Joyce und Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy und Virginia Woolf. Sie beherrscht den innigen Volksliedton ebenso wie Londons Straßenslang, wandelt virtuos zwischen lyrischer Tradition und Hip-Hop. Ihre Gedichte bemächtigen sich auf radikal heutige, politische Weise des Mythos von Teiresias, einer zweigeschlechtlichen Figur, von den Göttern geblendet und prophetisch begabt. In vier Teilen folgt der Zyklus dem Kind, dem Jüngling, der Frau und dem Mann, vermittelt eindrucksvoll, wie es ist, alt zu werden und »sehend«, dazu verurteilt, unserer neoliberalen Gesellschaft die Wahrheit zu sagen – und keiner hört zu. Lyrik-Empfehlung 2016 der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, der Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett und der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.

100 Poems To See You Through


Author: Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473501954
Category: Poetry
Page: 176
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When times are tough - whether because of illness, bereavement or receiving bad news - it can be hard to find the right words. Help comes in the form of this beautifully packaged gift book, comprising 100 life-affirming poems handpicked by an expert on poetry. Grouping the poems by theme - from 'Hearing Bad News' to 'How To Carry On' - this gem of a book features contributions from classical poets such as John Keats, Emily Brontë, W.H. Auden and Christina Rossetti alongside lines from more contemporary poets such as Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Raymond Carver, Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope. It adds up to a wonderful pick-me-up - a self-administered drug guaranteed to make a dark day brighter and act as a great lyrical crutch.