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A Poem for Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. The collection is passionately narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and Simon Russell Beale, with introductions read by Allie Esiri and contributions from Damian Lynch and Peter Forbes. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates - funny for April Fool's Day, festive for Christmas - these poems are thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating and empowering! 

Perfect for listening to with all the family, this audiobook is bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries. T. S. Eliot, John Betjeman, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy and Kate Tempest. This soul-enhancing audiobook is the perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to hear every day. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the Track Listing and Acknowledgements can be found on a supplementary PDF which is available to download in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2017 Allie Esiri (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year

I listened in my bath, I listened in my bed, I listened all thro' wintertime till Spring had reared its head. I really enjoyed this book immensely it has got lots of poems for every age group. It is an audible gem of excellence. Well done everyone.

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  • H. P.
  • Cumbria UK
  • 31-01-18

Not what I expected

There were some amazing poems but therr were others I did not enjoy. Often they were chosen to fit in with an historical event on the day rather than the beauty of the poetry (although beauty is subjective). The same poets kept cropping up -I had hoped for 365 different poets. Some of the poems were doggerel or from popular songs. As often is the case I could not see from the description which poems were being offered. The narration of both the poems and the description was good. If I had known the full content I would not have bought it

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