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Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite

Author: Gyles Brandreth
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


This beautiful collection of poetry to read, relish and recite would make a perfect gift for both young and old this Christmas.





'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun.'
Dame Judi Dench

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A little poetry really can save your life . . .


Poetry is officially good for you.


Not only does it enhance literacy in the young, but learning poetry by heart is the one truly pleasurable thing you can do to improve memory, boost brain power, extend your vocabulary and beat cognitive decline as time goes by.


In Dancing by the Light of the Moon, Gyles Brandreth shares over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, as well as his advice on how to learn poetry by heart, and the benefits of doing so.


Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, the poems and advice in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon - one joyous poem at a time . . .


Poets include:


A. A. Milne
Benjamin Zephaniah
Carol Ann Duffy
Celia Johnson
D. H. Lawrence
E. E. Cummings
Edgar Allen Poe
Emily Dickinson
George the Poet
Hollie McNish
John Cooper Clarke
John Keats
John Milton
Kate Tempest
Leonard Cohen
Lewis Carroll
Maya Angelou
Monty Python
Oscar Wilde
Roald Dahl
Robert Browning
Robert Burns
Robert Louis Stevenson
Simon Armitage
Spike Milligan
Sylvia Plath
T. S. Eliot
Walt Whitman
Wendy Cope
William Shakespeare
William Wordsworth



And many more . . .



DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NATIONAL POETRY DAY


Bertrams Buyer's Notes:

Brandreth hand-picks the best of Britain's poetry, emphatically arguing for the value of each selection. Continues the infectious love of language set out in Brandreth's bestselling }Have You Eaten Grandma?{ Proposes that poetry has a transformational quality.