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Description - When Love Speaks by Adam O'Riordan

There are over 200,000 marriages and 7000 civil partnerships per year. This anthology offers over 100 poems and readings which celebrate love and union.

When Love Speaks draws on contains a selection of classic, contemporary, funny and moving writings on love and commitment. From Ovid to Alan Bennett, Shakespeare to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Quaker wedding blessings and Restoration Rakes, this diverse selection shows us how each age has sought to capture love and provides an inspiring choice of readings for weddings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099541387
ISBN-10: 0099541386
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adam O'Riordan

Adam O'Riordan was born in Manchester in 1982 and read English at Oxford University. He studied poetry under Michael Donaghy and Andrew Motion, and was awarded the inaugural Peters, Fraser and Dunlop poetry prize and an Eric Gregory Award. In 2008, he was poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, the youngest poet to hold that post. In the Flesh includes his sequence, 'Home', a series of thematically linked sonnets inspired by Dove House, and selected by the Poetry Book Society as its pamphlet choice in 2009.

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