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How the Whale Became and Other Tales of the Early World

Paperback, 04/10/2018, £14.99
Ted Hughes wrote a series of stories for children from the early 1960s through until 1995 about how the world, and the creatures in it, came into being. Meet the Polar Bear whose obsession with her snowy white fur is so great that she can only live in a landscape surrounded by her own reflection;

Empty Bottles Full of Stories

Paperback, 01/03/2019, £12.99
A joint poetry collection from the virally popular and bestselling poets r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake.

Little Boy

Hardback, 04/04/2019, £14.99
Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him. From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D-Day landings in Normandy, to a vagabond life drinking in Parisian cafes, to befriending America's greatest counter-cultural writers, Little Boy has seen it all.

Green Hollow

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £8.99
In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Perhaps most significantly: what is Aberfan like today? The Green Hollow is a historical story with a deeply urgent contemporary resonance;

O Positive

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £10.99
Impertinent owls, an immersive theatre troupe, ancient men from the Great War and idiot balloonists - such characters dramatise our human fancies and foibles, joining the protagonist in scenarios both humorously bizarre and all-too-familiar.

Mermaid's Voice returns in this one

Paperback, 01/04/2019, £9.99
Beneath misguided myths of mermaids are tales of escapism and healing, weaved throughout an empowering collection of poetry.

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

Hardback, 16/05/2019, £16.99
Over the course of several years, Simon Armitage has written hundreds of poems for various projects, commissions, collaborations and events, which stand outside of his mainstream collections but now form a substantial body of work in their own right.

Four Quartets

Hardback, 16/05/2019, £12.99
It was the way in which a private voice was heard to speak for the concerns of an entire generation, in the midst of war and doubt, that confirmed it as an enduring masterpiece. This striking new edition marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of publication.

Eternity: Selected Poems

Paperback, 30/05/2019, £10.99

To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS

Paperback, 03/06/2019, £8.99
This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations and joins us all in our universal experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth. Informed by over seventy hours of interviews, the work is punctuated with the historical narrative of the birth of the NHS Act.

Say Something Back

Paperback, 19/05/2016, £9.99
The stunning new collection from one of England's finest and most philosophical contemporary poets.

Mexico City Blues

Paperback, 04/07/2019, £8.99

Black Unicorn

Paperback, 04/07/2019, £8.99

Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems

Paperback, 14/06/2016, £12.00
The "disappearance" of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world's most tantalising mysteries. All her published poetry is now available here for the first time in over 40 years, along with a selection of her prose. This second edition has an expanded introduction and an additional prose piece.

Robert Browning: The Poems

Paperback, 09/11/2017, £20.99
Using some of Browning's most widely studied poems, this book will develop students' close reading technique and help them to articulate their own responses to poetry.The volume is an ideal introductory guide for A Level and undergraduate English Literature students, or anyone studying Browning's poems for the first time.


Paperback, 07/05/2020, £9.99

Electric Arches

Paperback, 07/05/2020, £9.99

Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £8.99
I've rounded up a rowdy assembly Of my own Consequential Dogs As counterparts to Eliot's mogs. Mine are a rough and ready bunch: You wouldn't take them out to lunch .

Poems of Rowan Williams

Paperback, 30/04/2014, £9.95
The definitive collection by the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Released to coincide with Easter, this collection includes a visionary sequence of poems from Remembering Jerusalem, about a trip to the Holy Land at Easter.

Meditations in an Emergency

Paperback, 01/04/1996, £11.99
Originally published: New York: Grove Press, 1957.

One Lark, One Horse

Paperback, 19/03/2020, £10.99
Approaching his sixtieth birthday, the poet explores where he finds himself, geographically and in life, treating with wit and compassion such universal themes as ageing and memory, place, and the difficulty for the individual to exist at all in an ever bigger and more bestial world.

Reckless Paper Birds

Paperback, 15/05/2019, £9.99
Shortlisted for the Costa 2019 Poetry Award. Surreal, joyful, political and queer, Reckless Paper Birds is a collection to treasure by Polari Prize-winning poet John McCullough, ranging across birdlife, Grindr and My Little Pony while also addressing social issues from homelessness to homophobia.


Paperback, 18/04/2019, £10.99
The sublimely beautiful, heartbreaking and award-winning debut poetry collection from a major voice in contemporary Native American literature.


Paperback, 06/08/2020, £8.99
Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice.

Poems to Save the World With

Hardback, 17/09/2020, £12.99
A brilliant, thoughtful anthology of poems full of hope, selected and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

The Lost Spells

Hardback, 01/10/2020, £14.99
The follow-up to the internationally bestselling sensation The Lost Words, The Lost Spells is a beautiful collection of poems and illustrations that evokes the magic of the everyday natural world.

Fire in My Head

Hardback, 07/01/2021, £9.99
A collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.

Home Body

Paperback, 17/11/2020, £12.99
From the Number One SundayTimes bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.

Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Hardback, 26/11/2020, £25.00
The extraordinary life of one of the world's greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best.

A Speech of Birds: Poems

Paperback, 01/09/2020, £7.99

Little History of Poetry

Hardback, 10/03/2020, £14.99
A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature

Out of Bounds

Paperback, 01/04/2012, £12.00
Britain's black and Asian poets map the country through their poems.

Postcolonial Banter

Paperback, 19/09/2019, £9.99

Her Lost Language

Paperback, 16/08/2019, £8.99

Paradise Lost (with introduction by Philip Pullman)

Paperback, 09/10/2008, £11.99
This edition of Paradise Lost is introduced by Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, whose debt to Milton he acknowledges in his personal tribute. Beautifully illustrated with the twelve engravings from the first illustrated edition of 1688, this is a special edition of Milton's epic poem.

Northern Alchemy: Shetlandic poems with versions in English

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £9.00
A bi-lingual collection of 40 poems, each in the original Shetlandic, along with a version in English. The poems will be selected from several of Christine De Luca's collections along with some as yet unpublished poems.


Paperback, 06/02/2020, £10.99


Hardback, 06/02/2020, £14.99
Matthew Francis's latest collection celebrates the richness of nature and of our responses to it. And, in a moving elegy for a friend killed in a parachute accident, Francis shows us a vertiginous vision of a world where even the dead 'sleep on the wing'.

Waste Land

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Published in 1922, The Waste Land was the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilisation between the two World Wars. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.

Selected Poems

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
A reissue of the 1935 Selected Poems, which, with an Introduction by T. S. Eliot, brought Moore's work to the attention of a wider public. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten key titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.

Another Time

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Some of his most famous and often quoted (or misquoted) lines appear in their original form, including the text of two poems in particular - 'Spain 1937' and 'September 1,1939' - that he later altered or repudiated. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.


Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
The poems in Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as Lady Lazarus, Daddy, Edge and Paralytic, were all written between the publication in 1960 of her first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.

Hawk in the Rain

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00

High Windows

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms.

Haw Lantern

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Widely praised on its first publication in 1987, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss--including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother--joined by meditations on the conscience of the writer and exercises in an allegorical vein.ical vein.

Serious Concerns

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Cope's first book of poems and parodies, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, went straight into the bestseller lists. Its successor, Serious Concerns has proved even more popular, addressing such topics as "Bloody Men," "Men and Their Boring Arguments," "Two Cures for Love," "Kindness to Animals" and "Tumps" (Typically Useless Male Poets).

Look We Have Coming to Dover!

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', the collection explores the idealism and reality of a multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief.

Of Mutability

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £10.00
Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998, revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation.
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