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Collected Poems by John Betjeman

Collected Poems

by John Betjeman

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I've always liked the rhythm and pace of Betjeman's poems ever since we studied him at school all those decades ago. ( )
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I had forgotten Hertfordshire,
The large unwelcome fields of roots
Where with my knickerbockered sire
I trudged in syndicated shoots

And that unlucky day when I
Fired by mistake into the ground
Under a Lionel Edwards sky
And felt disapprobation round.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0719536324, Paperback)

The poetic work of John Betjeman is known both for its range and its mastery of form. Released for the first time in paperback, this selection of his poetry has sold more than two million copies and was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize.

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COLLECTED POEMS made publishing history when it first appeared, and has now sold more than two million copies, to an ever-growing readership. This newly expanded edition includes Betjeman's verse autobiography, SUMMONED BY BELLS. With a new Introduction by Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, COLLECTED POEMS is the definitive Betjeman companion.… (more)

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