This delightful collection celebrates motherhood in all its forms. Here you will find all the joy, self-sacrifice, occasional irritation but above all, the intimate tenderness of motherhood - whether evoked in a glimpse of a very human mother or through heroic tales of the great mother goddesses of myth, legend and religion. From Wordsworth to Allan Ahlberg, William Blake to John Betjeman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Roald Dahl, William Blake to Anne Ridler, Tennyson to Edith Nesbit - here is a collection of poems which have been taken from the whole range of verse in English, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
- 07 Mar 2002
- Orion Publishing Co
- Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
- London, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
Douglas Brooks-Davies was born in Wimbledon in 1942, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby and Brasenose College, Oxford. Formerly Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester, where he remains an Honorary Research fellow, he has published widely on Renaissance and laterliterature, and is now a freelance writer. His hobbies include gardening, sin