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Tennis Whites and Teacakes by John Betjeman
Book DescriptionTennis Whites and Teacakes brings together the best of Betjeman's poetry, private letters, journalism and musings to present a fully rounded picture of what he stood for. From his arguments for new steel buildings to his amusement about the etiquette of village teashops, it reveals Betjeman not just as a sentimentalist but as a passionate observer with a wonderful sense of humour and an acute eye.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719569043
(198mm x 131mm x 30mm)
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Betjeman
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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
John Betjeman was born in 1906 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. His gave his first radio talk in 1932; future appearances made him into a national celebrity. He was knighted in 1969 and became poet laureate in 1972. He died in 1984. Stephen Games writes about in architecture and language. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, made documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and has worked for the Independent, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and was deputy editor of the RIBA Journal. In 2002, he edited the radio talks of Nikolaus Pevsner.
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