Poems to Fall in Love With

Poems to Fall in Love With

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In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love.

This gorgeously illustrated collection, Chris's follow-up to one of the Bookseller's best poetry books of the last 25 years, Poems to Live Your Life By, celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration through passion to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris's exquisite, intricate artwork.

This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Carol Ann Duffy, E. E. Cummings, Shakespeare, Leonard Cohen, Derek Walcott, Hollie McNish, Kate Tempest, John Betjeman and Roger McGough and many more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 204 x 23mm | 344g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529023238
  • 9781529023237
  • 33,165

Table of contents

Poem - 1: Locks - Neil Gaiman Poem - 2: Postcards from The Hedgehog - A. F. Harrold Poem - 3: Love and Friendship - Emily Bronte Poem - 4: La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats Poem - 5: The Beautiful Librarians - Sean O'Brien Poem - 6: Sisters of Mercy - Leonard Cohen Poem - 7: Wormwood - Margot Armbruster Poem - 8: You: An Achilles Apple - Sappho Poem - 9: It's No Use/Mother Dear - Sappho Poem - 10: She Walks in Beauty - George Gordon, Lord Byron Poem - 11: If I profane with my unworthiest hand from 'Romeo and Juliet' - William Shakespeare Poem - 12: The Indian Serenade - P B Shelley Poem - 13: A Small Dragon - Brain Patten Poem - 14: A Lost Language - Nikita Gill Poem - 15: Valentine - Wendy Cope Poem - 16: From Idem the Same, A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson - Gertrude Stein Poem - 17: i carry your heart with me - e e cummings Poem - 18: From Hamlet - William Shakespeare Poem - 19: A Red, Red Rose - Robert Burns Poem - 20: The Licorice Fields at Pontefract - John Betjeman Poem - 21: Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath Poem - 22: Firework - Kate Tempest Poem - 23: Wild nights - Wild nights! - Emily Dickinson Poem - 24: Into My Arms - Nick Cave Poem - 25: I Don't Love You As if You Were a Rose - Pablo Neruda Poem - 26: Words, Wide Night - Carol Ann Duffy Poem - 27: Like a Flame - Grace Nichols Poem - 28: Like Otters - Hollie McNish Poem - 29: happiness - Roger McGough Poem - 30: The Bargain - Sir Philip Sydney Poem - 31: Corinthians . . . but the greatest of these is love - St Paul Poem - 32: Sonnet 116 - William Shakespeare Poem - 33: The Owl and the Pussycat - Edward Lear Poem - 34: How Do I Love Thee? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poem - 35: The Good Morrow - John Donne Poem - 36: If You Are an Ancient Egyptian Hero - Hera Lindsay Bird Poem - 37: The parent anniversary - Lucy Thynne Poem - 38: Dark Sonnet - Neil Gaiman Poem - 39: The Song of the Wandering Aengus - W B Yeats Poem - 40: Love After Love - Derek Walcott Poem - 41: My Life Closed Twice - Emily Dickinson Poem - 42: Solitary Observation Brought Back from a Sojourn in Hell - Louise Bogan Poem - 43: Goodbye - Carol-Anne Marsh Poem - 44: Me and My Dog - Phoebe Bridgers Poem - 45: Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part - Michael Drayton Poem - 46: O Rose Thou Art Sick - William Blake Poem - 47: Remember - Christina Rossetti Poem - 48: I Can't Remember What We Talked About - Chris Riddell Poem - 49: The Taste of a Biscuit - A. F. Harrold Poem - 50: Funeral Blues - W H Auden Poem - 51: Tomorrow when you will not wake - Jan Dean
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Review quote

This beautifully designed anthology about love in many forms is a delight from cover to elegant purple bookmark. A wonderful gift for a literate teenager, it will also be enjoyed by many others unsure how to approach poetry. Riddell offers a stylish pick 'n' mix for all tastes and his graceful illustrations enhance this volume, sometimes stretching a single poem out over three or four pages. -- Bel Mooney * Daily Mail and Mail Online * Riddell's drawings seem blown speedily across the pages as if by a spring breeze. But the pleasure and surprise is that the poems themselves are not light as candyfloss. This is a stupendously well-chosen, feelgood anthology in which even feel-bad poems feel good. This little book is a must-have, with poems that will make you feel more alive. -- Kate Kellaway * The Observer - The New Review *
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About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell OBE, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award in 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.
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