Ode to London

Ode to London Poems to Celebrate the City

Hardback (22 May 2012)

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Synopsis

'Earth hath not anything to show more fair' said Wordsworth of London in 1802, and hundreds of years on the same can be still be said of Britain's largest metropolis. Ode to London is a wonderful anthology of poetry celebrating England's capital and life as a Londoner.

Verses from our best-loved authors, such as William Wordsworth, William Blake and John Betjeman among others, are accompanied by beautiful illustrations - often taken from iconic tube posters - of London's famous sights, green parks and Londoners in their daily lives.

Epic poems celebrating London's vast and majestic presence sit alongside Cockney ditties about pie, mash and jellied eels in this new collection. Celebrating every aspect of 'the big smoke' - from the Houses of Parliament and the Blitz spirit, through to red double-decker buses and infamous rainy English summers - this is the perfect gift for any Londoner or visitor to the city.

Other successful titles in the series include Ode to the Countryside (9781905400959) and Ode to the Sea (9781907892141).

About the Publisher

Batsford

Batsford

Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specialising in illustrated books and digital content for the UK and all international markets. We publish around 200 books a year under our range of established imprints Batsford, Conway, Collins & Brown, National Trust, Pavilion, Pavilion Children’s, Portico, Robson and Salamander. Our high-profile authors include Oz Clarke, James May and Bruce Parry, and we specialise in managing brand-led publishing programmes with large organisations such as Good Housekeeping and The National Trust. At the core of our business are specialist lists such as wine, naval history, craft, cookery and textile art.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849940375
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Imprint: Batsford
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.0080358421
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 280g
Height: 200mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 17mm