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Take your time and enjoy browsing our selection of poetry books, new and old, including poetry anthologies and classic poetry. From Shakespeare plays to Sylvia Plath's poetry, you'll also find books on popular plays and drama books as well as books on literary theory and criticism.
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Bestselling Poetry Books

Milk and Honey
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The Last Hedgehog
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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100 Poems
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Useless Magic
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The Poetry Pharmacy
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the witch doesn't burn in this one
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England
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Inside the Wave
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Wild Embers
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Ariel
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Selected Poems
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Book of Longing
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Light Filters In: Poems
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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt
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Best-loved Poems
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This is the inside story of Nicholas Hytner's twelve years at the helm of Britain's greatest theatre.

It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes such as The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors; of opening the doors of the National Theatre to a broader audience than ever before, and changing the public's perception of what theatre is for. It is about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About fostering new talent and directing some of the most celebrated actors of our times.

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Literature: History & Criticism Bestsellers

Life in the Garden
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Jane Austen at Home
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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Create Dangerously
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Wide Sargasso Sea
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
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Going Solo
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Bookworm
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Tyrant
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The Big Book of the Blue
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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
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On Writing
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An Atlas of Tolkien
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Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
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Africa's Tarnished Name
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Intimate Voices: The Relationships of Verse

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