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John Betjeman by John Betjeman
Book DescriptionIn this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature. Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was born in Highgate, the son of a manufacturer of Dutch descent. After university he joined the staff of the Architectural Review, thereafter working as a journalist and, during the Second World War, for various government departments. His first book of poems was Mount Zion (1931), followed by numerous collections, notably A Few Late Chrysanthemeumns (1954). His poetry enjoyed immense popularity, as did his personality, and his knighthood in 1969 and appointment as Poet Laureate in 1972 were almost universally welcomed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571230990
(197mm x 118mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Betjeman
Lovely Bits of Old England, Paperback (September 2014)
A charming but sometimes trenchant anthology of journalism and criticism from the pen of one of Britain's best-loved writers.
John Betjeman Hymnbook, Paperback (October 2011)
The late poet laureate Sir John Betjeman was a National Treasure. His love for The Church of England was exemplified in his love for English hymn writers of whom he realised and advocated their liturgical and spiritual importance. This is evident in the radio talks he gave to huge audiences on English hymns. This title assembles these hymns.
Betjeman's England, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by John Betjeman
An affectionate and unabashed celebration of Englishness from one of the nation's most popular poets
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Author Biography - John Betjeman
Hugo Williams was born in 1942 and grew up in Sussex. He worked on the London Magazine from 1961 to 1970, since when he has earned his living as a journalist and travel writer. Billy's Rain won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 1999. His Collected Poems was published by Faber in 2002. Hugo Williams lives in London.
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