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Oroonoko
Oroonoko Aphra Behn
Written by spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn, this story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels.
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Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained John Milton
‘Paradise Lost was the first literary work in English written on a planetary scale... In sublimity and magnitude, it comes closer than anything in our language to the swollen red sun sinking in a tropical sea…’ Guardian
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Poems
Poems William Blake
‘Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled’ - William Blake
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Poetry By Heart
Poetry By Heart Anon
Poetry moves us when we read it but when we say or hear the words aloud it can be spellbinding. From Geoffrey Chaucer to Emily Dickinson, Emily Bronte to Benjamin Zephaniah, the poems included in this treasury have been chosen because they delight the ear as much as they do the mind.
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Revolting Rhymes
Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl
This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once upon a time).
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Robert Frost A Life Jay Parini
The definitive biography of one of the world's favourite poets: 'The Road Not Taken' is one of the most quoted - and most inspirational - poems of the twentieth century.
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Seadog
Seadog Tom Jellett, Claire Saxby
Not since Harry the Dirty Dog has there been such a lovable puppy with such an aversion to pet grooming. A beautiful picture book about a lovable, but scruffy dog.
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Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda
Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda
A dazzling collection of poetry by the greatest Latin-American Poet of our time
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold William Shakespeare, James Anthony
Fall in love with Shakespeare’s Sonnets, rewritten in modern English – reworked, retold and reimagined.
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Song Of Myself
Song Of Myself Walt Whitman
One of the best-known and most stirring American poems, brilliantly edited by Stephen Mitchell, now available in the Shambhala Pocket Library series.
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The Cat in the Treble Clef
The Cat in the Treble Clef Louis de Bernieres
The third collection of poems from bestselling author Louis de Bernières
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The Collected Poems
The Collected Poems Robert Frost
‘Frost was the first American poet who could honestly be reckoned a master-poet by world standards’ Robert Graves
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The Iliad
The Iliad Homer Homer
READ THE STORY BEHIND THE NEW BBC/NETFLIX EPIC SERIES, TROY: FALL OF A CITY A stunning new translation of Homer's great war epic, the legendary tale of honour, love, loss and revenge during the fall of the city of Troy.
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The Ode Less Travelled
The Ode Less Travelled Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry's THE ODE LESS TRAVELLED provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey Homer Homer, Homer
The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature.
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The Sonnets
The Sonnets William Shakespeare
The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel.
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The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen
The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen was the greatest poet of the First World War - his best work is collected here, published in a new hardback edition to commemorate the end of the war that Owen has taught us never to forget
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This Is a Circle
This Is a Circle Chrissie Krebs
A 'name the object' book that gets completely out of hand and is all the more fun for it
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Trivia
Trivia John Gay
This joyful poetic satire describes wig thieves, chamberpots, prostitutes and other hazards to be avoided on the teeming streets of eighteenth-century London.
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Unreconciled
Unreconciled Michel Houellebecq
Selected poems from the critically acclaimed author of Atomised and Submission Dual-language edition
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