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The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul (Paperback)
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The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul (Paperback)

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'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry
'I keep my copy with the brandy and aspirin' Jeanette Winterson

Sometimes only a poem will do. For countless people, the poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice from William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy have offered comfort, delight and inspiration; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this.

'Marvellous ... balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder' Stephen Fry

'Delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well' Alain de Botton

'Sieghart's enthusiasm for poetry is so generous, optimistic and open-hearted, it's hard to resist' Evening Standard

'One for the bedside, a solace for sleepless nights' Daily Mail

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141987576
Number of pages: 176

Waterstones Says
A Hardy for heartache? A Larkin for loneliness? Providing a poetic pick-me-up for every hurdle, The Poetry Pharmacy is an apothecary of lyrical prescriptions with new finds alongside old remedies.

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“a brilliant idea”

I have received this book from the publishers to review, and what a book. It is a completely different concept to any other poetry collection i have ever read. The poems are used as prescribed medicine to a variety of... More

Hardback edition
28th December 2017
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Louise at Witney

“Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind, and Soul”

This collection of poems and extracts provides literary 'prescriptions' for those difficult times when you need guidance, a lightened mood, or a renewed perspective. Despite the pharmaceutical title,... More

Hardback edition
17th May 2018
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“The Poetry Pharmacy”

Whatever mountain your life makes you climb, this wonderful little book has a poem to deal with it. Rationalising your emotions, It’s a book that will be bought repeatedly as you continue to give copy after copy away.... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
29th July 2018
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