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Dancing by the Light of the Moon

Author: Gyles Brandreth  

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A brand-new collection of Britain's best-loved poetry, handpicked by Gyles Brandreth

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A brand-new collection of Britain's best-loved poetry, handpicked by Gyles Brandreth

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Pre-order Gyles Brandreth's new book of our nation's favourite poetry . . . 'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun.' Dame Judi Dench __ A little poetry really can save your life . . . Poetry is officially good for you. Not only does it enhance literacy in the young , but learning poetry by heart is the one truly pleasurable thing you can do to improve memory , boost brain power , extend your vocabulary and beat cognitive decline as time goes by. In Dancing by the Light of the Moon , Gyles Brandreth shares over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, as well as his advice on how to learn poetry by heart, and the benefits of doing so. Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, the poems and advice in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon - one joyous poem at a time . . . Poets include: A. A. Milne Benjamin Zephaniah Carol Ann Duffy Celia Johnson D. H. Lawrence E. E. Cummings Edgar Allen Poe Emily Dickinson George the Poet Hollie McNish John Cooper Clarke John Keats John Milton Kate Tempest Leonard Cohen Lewis Carroll Maya Angelou Monty Python Oscar Wilde Roald Dahl Robert Browning Robert Burns Robert Louis Stevenson Simon Armitage Spike Milligan Sylvia Plath T. S. Eliot Walt Whitman Wendy Cope William Shakespeare William Wordsworth And many more . . .

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About the Author

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, veteran of Just A Minute , QI and The One Show, former MP and Government Whip, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and founder of the 'Poetry Together' project bringing schoolchildren and older people together to learn poetry by heart. His many books include the best-selling poetry anthology, Dancing by the Light of the Moon, and the international best-seller about spelling and punctuation, Have You Eaten Grandma? With Susie Dent, the lexicographer from Countdown , he co-hosts the award-winning podcast, Something Rhymes With Purple. With Dame Sheila Hancock he presents Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4. With Dame Maureen Lipman he is a regular on Celebrity Gogglebox . Gyles is married to writer and publisher Mich

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Michael Joseph
Published
18th March 2021
Pages
480
ISBN
9781405944557
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