The Poetry Pharmacy

The Poetry Pharmacy Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul

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Synopsis

'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry
'I keep my copy with the brandy and aspirin' Jeanette Winterson

Sometimes only a poem will do. For countless people, the poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice from William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy have offered comfort, delight and inspiration; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this.

'Marvellous ... balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder' Stephen Fry

'Delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well' Alain de Botton

'Sieghart's enthusiasm for poetry is so generous, optimistic and open-hearted, it's hard to resist' Evening Standard

'One for the bedside, a solace for sleepless nights' Daily Mail

Book information

ISBN: 9780141987576
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.008
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 369g
Height: 210mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 22mm