Penguin's Poems for Life

Penguin's Poems for Life

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By (author) Laura Barber

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 26mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140424709
  • ISBN 13: 9780140424706
  • Sales rank: 23,580

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Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration. Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do.

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Laura Barber is former editorial director for Penguin Classics and now publishes contemporary literature. She lives in London. Laura Barber is former editorial director for Penguin Classics and now publishes contemporary literature. She lives in London.