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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
Poetry by Heart - based on the hugely successful nationwide schools competition, 200 magical poems to learn by heart 'The poems we learn stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become personal and invaluable, and what's more they are free gifts - there for the taking' Simon Armitage Two years ago former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 18.94
In this book Andrew Motion has made his own choice from his outstandingly fine and varied body of work. Dramatic monologues, elegies, poems of social and political observation, love lyrics - all are part of this important poet's repertoire. Andrew Motion's concern for the extremes of human experience and the artistic integrity that insists on his... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65
This volume brings together two long poems. 'Lines of Desire' tells the story of an individual in crisis, under pressure from past and present events. 'Joe Soap' combines narrative and lyric forms to trace a historical pattern reaching from the First World War to contemporary apocalypse. Both are remarkable additions to an important body of work. more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65
In his first collection since being appointed Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion negotiates the very space of poetry, moving between private and public realms, pondering each from the other's borders. In the opening series of idylls he conjures the expeditionary narratives of a rural childhood, in scenes as precisely remembered as they are irretrievable.... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65
Love in a Life , Andrew Motion's sixth volume of poetry, marks a conspicuous development in the work of the founder of the modern Narrative School. Directness and a new colloquialism are wedded to Motion's distinctive obliquities in a volume where the idea of marriage governs the architecture of each poem and the book as a whole. The stories of two... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
This ebook includes a free copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island ! A rip-roaring sequel to Treasure Island ?Robert Louis Stevenson?s beloved classic?about two young friends and their high-seas adventure with dangerous pirates and long-lost treasure. It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.95
July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames, a young boy spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries and listening to his father's tales of adventures: on the high seas, of curses, murder and revenge, black spots and buried treasure--and of a man with a wooden leg. It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 10.88
?I always liked your father ? he was a lad of spirit. He was clever enough to know the value of an adventure, at any rate, and brave enough to carry it out!? ?What adventure?? I asked, although I already knew the answer. ?Why the map of course, boy!? Long John Silver?s voice rose into something of a scream. ?The map and then... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 17.70
When Edward Thomas died at Arras in 1917 few people thought of him as a poet. Yet in the two years before his death, after a lifetime writing prose, Thomas wrote some of the most enduring poems of his day: poems of war, nature, friendship, despair and exultation. Andrew Motion's pioneering study of Thomas' life and achievement is scholarly yet utterly... more...