BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception.
The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked for and most broadcast pieces ever: it is those poems that this anthology brings together here. A showcase, in effect, for the nation's favourite verse, Poetry Please is a treasure trove for our most requested and most listened to poems of all time. It is a compelling invitation for readers of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the verse that we care so much about: from new readers to old, from schools to reading groups, this a book for giving, a book for cherishing.
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571303298 Number of pages: 656 Weight: 522 g Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 39 mm Edition: Main
I purchased this for my mother, to keep her occupied. She loves it and especially liked how everything is categorised, so that she can select poetry according to her mood! She loves the selections of poetry and...
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