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Publisher's Summary

Following the success of Catching LIfe by the Throat, Josephine Hart compiles more poetry from the like of such poets as Milton, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Browning, Frost and Lowell.

Read by a dazzling cast of actors including Eileen Atkins, Nancy Carroll, Alan Cox, Charles Dance, Joanna David, Lindsay Duncan, Edward Fox, Emilia Fox, Robert Hardy, Tom Hollander, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Kendal, Elizabeth McGovern, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Greg Wise.

©2008 Josephine Hart (P)2008 Hachette Digital

Critic Reviews

"By getting 16 distinguished actors, including Edward Fox, to read 48 poems from five classic English poets and three contemporary Americans, Josephine Hart set out to illustrate Gray's definition of 'poesy' as 'thoughts that breathe and words that burn'. She succeeds." ( The Observer)

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