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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

Inside the Wave
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Milk and Honey
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The Lost Words
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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Mythos
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The Poetry Pharmacy
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We Come Apart
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Book of Longing
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Love Sonnets of Shakespeare
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Sea of Strangers
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Wild Embers
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The Odyssey
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Night Sky with Exit Wounds
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The Prophet
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Poetry Please: Love Poems
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Love Her Wild
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Twenty Love Poems
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Literature: History & Criticism Bestsellers

Feel Free
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The Pigeon Tunnel
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Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
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Lines in the Sand
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The Fire Next Time
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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Appointment in Arezzo
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Orwell on Truth
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An Atlas of Tolkien
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On Writing
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The Heroes of Tolkien
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Deaths of the Poets
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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.