Dancing By The Light of The Moon

Dancing By The Light of The Moon : Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite

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Delight in the wonder of poetry with 250 of the nation's favourite poems for every occasion, perfect fot young and old alike

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun' Dame Judi Dench
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For every moment in your life, there is a poem.

In Dancing by the Light of the Moon you will find a remarkable collection of the best-loved poems in the English-speaking world.

Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, Gyles Brandreth will be your guide to not only the wonders of poetry - and there are many - but also its practical uses in everyday life.

After all, a poem can: comfort, challenge, be a friend, stretch your vocabulary, help you sleep, break the ice, find you a lover, be utter nonsense, console, make you laugh - or cry.

For readers of poetry both young and old, this is a beautiful collection to return to again and again.
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'To instil a love of literature, a copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon ought to find its way into every home in the land' Daily Mail, Book of the Week

Poets include:

A. A. Milne * Maya Angelou
Benjamin Zephaniah * Monty Python
Carol Ann Duffy * Oscar Wild
Celia Johnson * Roald Dahl
D. H. Lawrence * Robert Browning
E. E. Cummings * Robert Burns
Edgar Allen Poe * Robert Louis Stevenson
Emily Dickinson * Simon Armitage
George the Poet * Spike Milligan
Hollie McNish * Sylvia Plath
John Cooper Clarke * T. S. Eliot
John Keats * Walt Whitman
John Milton * Wendy Cope
Kate Tempest * William Shakespeare
Leonard Cohen * William Wordsworth
Lewis Carroll

And many more . . .

DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NATIONAL POETRY DAY
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 41mm | 689g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241397928
  • 9780241397923
  • 43,063

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To instil a love of literature, a copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon ought to find its way into every home in the land * Daily Mail, Book of the Week * Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun -- Dame Judi Dench Brandreth provides over 400 pages of top-notch poems by everyone from Shakespeare to Simon Armitage. But his mission is to get you learning the poems by heart * Mail Online * Gyles Brandreth has compiled a collection of 250 poems that he believes will transform your memory and change your life. I couldn't agree me -- Dr Max Pemberton * Daily Mail * This compendium is an enthusiastic and emphatic call to appreciate all forms of poetry * Radio Times * A celebration of poetry packed full of wonderful verses * Planet Mindful * A passionate and rousing manifesto on the power and pleasure of learning poetry by heart * Optima *
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About Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Daubeney Brandreth is an English theatre producer, actor, politician, journalist, author and TV presenter. Born in Germany, he moved to London at the age of three and, after his education at New College, Oxford, he began his career in television.

He went from presenting Puzzle Party in the 1970s, to appearing in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for over 300 episodes. His career has since encompassed becoming an MP and appearing regularly on TV and radio, but writing is his true passion.

His past books include; Word Play, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations and Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries.
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