Poetry Please

Poetry Please

Paperback Published on: 18/09/2014
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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: 522g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 39 mm

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Poetry Please
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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 accor... READ MORE
Lindsay Hallworth