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Sir John Betejman was one of the best-known and best-loved Poet Laureates. Even after his death, his popularity continues to garner acclaim and new admirers. Fortunately, he left behind a legacy of poetry readings and performances in the BBC archives that can be enjoyed in this comprehensive collection.
©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)1994 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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"Recallilng childhood, falling in love, missing the sounds of the waves and gulls in Metro-land, lusting after Joan Hunter Dunn - it's all put over with his uniquely engaging brand of truthfulness" ( The Scotsman)

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Sublime Betjeman

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The voice of dear John Betjeman is the best way to enjoy his wonderful words. Particularly enjoyable are the little comments and thoughts between the poems. A real delight.

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Proper Poetry

This is proper poetry from a master poet. Not like the modern rubbish which neither rhymes nor scans.

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