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Sir Ralph Richardson reads a selection of poetry by John Keats, William Blake and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

©2010 Saland Publishing (P)2010 Saland Publishing

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A wonderful collection of poems sensitively read.

This collection of poems is charming and beguiling; it reminds me of my callow youth and is reminiscent of the way poetry used to be interpreted back in the days of the swinging 60's; delivered with a large helping of slightly hammy gravitas, as was befitting the poetry giants of yesteryear. John Keats of course is always a pleasure to listen to; he is so disarming and at the same time accurate, mysterious and dark, while also delivering an exaggerated romantic spin. There is lots to admire here as long as you can go through the rather melodramatic reading which personally I like as it reminds me of the fairground - where life is a bit exaggerated and distorted on purpose - rather like the Gypsy palm reader, slightly absurd but at the same time mesmerising - exotic ! Heady stuff indeed - just what the doctor ordered in an anodyne age of non-Romance, database driven society.

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love his voice, but no table of contents

richardson voice is wonderful as always but again audible seem to neglect the table of contents. You need to know which poems is being read . Chapter numbers are not enough without the actual table of content list. It just shows that they have a very uncaring approach to poetry on this platform.

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