Speaking to the Heart

Speaking to the Heart 100 Favourite Poems

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Inspiration, comfort and joy from 100 of Sister Wendy's favourite poems

Well-known as a writer and television presenter on the history of painting, Sister Wendy Beckett's first love is for literature. In this anthology she presents one hundred of her favourite poems, well-loved or lesser known, some old but many modern. Grouped under themes such as longing, sorrow, and hope, she has chosen poetry for which, as she says 'the significance does not have to be puzzled out, but comes to us with an immediacy and power.' As well as introducing each section she has given short personal commentaries on most of the poems.

This is an original collection, full of the infectious enthusiasm of its editor, the messages here are
sometimes sad, but mainly ones of sympathy, hope and enjoyment.

About the Publisher



Recently acquired by Little, Brown Book Group, Constable publishes a diverse range of bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles. Notable is Constable?s superb crime list, with MC Beaton at the forefront of the beloved ?cosy crime? genre with her bestselling Hamish McBeth and Agatha Raisin series. Constable also boasts a strong non-fiction section, publishing the likes of HRH Princess Michael of Kent and bestselling parody We?re Going on a Bar Hunt.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472131492
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Constable
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.008
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: -1g
Height: 198mm
Width: 126mm