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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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Our Best Poetry Books

Cat Poems
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The Flame
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The Luckiest Guy Alive
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Milk and Honey
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The Last Hedgehog
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Poems to Live Your Life By
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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Sincerity
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Fierce Fairytales
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Wilfred Owen
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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100 Poems
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Armistice
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The Odyssey
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Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs
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The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act and root of 'armistice': its stoppage or 'stand' of arms, its search for truce and ceasefire. In 100 poems, our most cherished poets of the Great War speak alongside those from other conflicts and cultures, so that we hear some of the lesser-heard voices of war, including wives, families, those left behind. These poems of war and peace memorialise the horror and the tragedy of conflict. At the same time, in armistice, they become a record of renewal and a testimony to hope..

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Jane Austen at Home
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Life in the Garden
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A Life of My Own
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The Best of A. A. Gill
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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
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The Penguin Classics Book
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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
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The Dark Powers of Tolkien
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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Anthony Powell
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Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
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The Big Book of the Blue
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The Writer's Map
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Appointment in Arezzo
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Celebrating the Life and Work of Helen Dunmore

Booksellers quickly learn that most authors come and go but there are a rare number who become part of the fabric of the bookshop, the ones who feel like friends. Helen Dunmore was one such author. Dunmore, who died in 2017, left behind a rich literary legacy; writing of great breadth, sensitivity and deep understanding of the human condition. As we celebrate her life and work, authors John Boyne, Louise Doughty, Helen Taylor and Fanny Blake offer their own tributes to a generous and influential writer and friend.

Intimate Voices: The Relationships of Verse

Verse has long served as the natural framework to address our impossibly complex relationship with both the world and our intimacy with each other. Within four very different works, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate’s David Lovely explores four very different methods of approach.