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    • A Shropshire Lad

    • By: A. E. Housman
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published at the author’s own expense in 1896, after rejection from publishers, this collection contains a cycle of 63 poems. Despite exploring themes of lost love, obsession, pessimism, and death, the poems touched English readers and the book became a best seller during the Second Boer War and World War I. The collection, set in a half-imagined pastoral Shropshire, includes the well-known poems "When I Was One-and-Twenty", "To an Athlete Dying Young", and "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now".

    Regular price: £9.89

    • A Shropshire Lad

    • By: Alfred Edward Housman
    • Narrated by: David Moore
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Shropshire Lad contains 63 poems by Housman which talk about mortality and living life to the full.

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    • Too many errors

    • By Martyn on 20-06-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Modern Classic Verse - Volume 1 - End of a Century

    • By: Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and others
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett, Denis Daly
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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    The turn of the 20th century saw radical developments in all art forms and particularly in poetry. The first volume of this series features the work of nine significant poets whose careers cover the period from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Poetry of A. E. Housman

    • By: A. E. Housman
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Abridged
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    One of the foremost classicists of his age this collection of Housman's poetry is read by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, C. Day Lewis, Robert Donat and David Moore.

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Robert Donat Reads His Favourite Poetry - Volume 2

    • By: A. E. Housman, John Keats, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Robert Donat
    • Length: 44 mins
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    Recorded shortly before his death in 1958, Academy Award winning actor Robert Donat reads more of his favourite poetry, including works by A. E. Housman, John Keats, William Shakespeare, and Rupert Brooke.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Stories of the Arabian Nights

    • By: Lawrence Housman
    • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Is it possible, that by telling these tales, one might indeed save one's self?" The character, Scheherezade thought so. In fact, she tells each of the Arabian Nights tales in order to survive a little longer at the mercy of her listener, the Sultan. The Arabian Nights stories are some of the world's great treasures. They have existed for thousands of years, consisting of tales told in Persia, Arabia, India and Asia. The Arabian Nights have inspired writers the world over with the ancient power of story.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Poetry of the Moon & Stars

    • By: A. E. Housman, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    The sun has descended below the far horizon. The inky blackness of night begins to envelop the land. Day has gone, and the nocturnal times reveal themselves. But above the dark blanket the moon, whether waxing or waning, stands sentry, and around it vast clouds and swirls of stars regiment themselves. We look up in awe and wonder, frail beneath their vista. Our gloried poets are on hand, though, to capture word and deed, emotion and feeling, friend and foe. 

    Regular price: £6.49