Delight in the wonder of poetry with 250 of the nation’s favourite poems for every occasion, perfect fot young and old alike
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
‘Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It’s wonderful and so much fun’ Dame Judi Dench
For every moment in your life, there is a poem.
In Dancing by the Light of the Moon you will find a remarkable collection of the best-loved poems in the English-speaking world.
Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, Gyles Brandreth will be your guide to not only the wonders of poetry – and there are many – but also its practical uses in everyday life.
After all, a poem can: comfort, challenge, be a friend, stretch your vocabulary, help you sleep, break the ice, find you a lover, be utter nonsense, console, make you laugh – or cry.
For readers of poetry both young and old, this is a beautiful collection to return to again and again.
‘To instil a love of literature, a copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon ought to find its way into every home in the land’ Daily Mail, Book of the Week
A. A. Milne Â· Maya Angelou
Benjamin Zephaniah Â· Monty Python
Carol Ann Duffy Â· Oscar Wild
Celia Johnson Â· Roald Dahl
D. H. Lawrence Â· Robert Browning
E. E. Cummings Â· Robert Burns
Edgar Allen Poe Â· Robert Louis Stevenson
Emily Dickinson Â· Simon Armitage
George the Poet Â· Spike Milligan
Hollie McNish Â· Sylvia Plath
John Cooper Clarke Â· T. S. Eliot
John Keats Â· Walt Whitman
John Milton Â· Wendy Cope
Kate Tempest Â· William Shakespeare
Leonard Cohen Â· William Wordsworth
And many more . . .
DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NATIONAL POETRY DAY