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We British: The Poetry of a People [9780008130923]

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'This book includes some of the greatest of our poetry. I hope that it adds up to a new way of thinking about who we have been, and who we are now.' We British is much more than an anthology. This is a veritable history of Britain, told through the verse of its greatest poets. With the entertaining and enlightening Andrew Marr as our guide, we travel from Saxon settlements to medieval courts, from Shakespeare's Globe to the battlefields of the Somme, ending up here in the present day. On the way we will meet Middle English ploughmen, Tudor drunks, Scottish farmers, West Country priests, a Warwickshire actor, and many more bards and balladeers from across the British Isles, each adding their own distinct voice to the chorus. From Caedmon to Zephaniah, the poets we meet will paint a powerful portrait of what it means to be British.
AUTHOR: Andrew Marr is a former editor of the Independent and BBC Political Editor. He currently hosts BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show, and presented Radio 4's Start the Week from 2005 to 2012. His acclaimed television documentary series include Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain and Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain. He is also a hugely successful non-fiction author.
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Andrew Marr
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Fourth Estate Ltd
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22-Sep-2016
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672
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473 Grams
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