Poems to Live Your Life By

Chris Riddell

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20 September 2018
9781529014105
68 minutes
Samuel West
Synopsis

In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.

This wonderful audio edition is read by British actor Sam West, who has notably starred in iconic films such as Notting Hill and Darkest Hour, and has a run time of approximately ninety minutes. It includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings.

Chris's wonderful anthology features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection brought to life by West's exquisite readings.

*Please note that the audio edition does not include Simon Armitage's poem 'I am very bothered' or Kate Tempest's 'Thirteen', both of which are in the hardback edition*

He’s also a life-long lover of poetry and in Poems to Live Your Life By he shows how poetry gives meaning to our lives, from childhood to old age. His collection is aimed at young readers but people of all ages will appreciate the insightfulness of poems

Independent

Illustrator and author Chris Riddell has created a rich anthology of poems from the past to the present all of which have a special meaning for him.

Julia Eccleshare - Love Reading

Poems To Live Your Life By is a real delight and, unlike other heftier collections that one might dip into, it is one to cosy up with and enjoy from cover to cover. Riddell fans, you are in for a real treat!

Readingzone