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Poems for Happiness

$14.99

$14.99

Poetry is the perfect medium to capture the elusive nature of happiness and this beautiful anthology explores happiness in all its forms – whether it be a fleeting moment, the promise of freedom and adventure, surviving adversity or the comfort of nature.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by writer, broadcaster and parish priest, The Reverend Richard Coles.

Poems for Happiness is an inspiring and life-affirming collection that features writing by some of our greatest poets whose work is still widely read today. It includes famous poems such as ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ by William Wordsworth and ‘Invictus’ by W. E. Henley. In addition to these well-known verses, this beautiful volume includes lesser-known poems to discover and enjoy.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509893812
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 09/10/2019
  • Category: Literature & literary studies / Poetry anthologies (various poets)
    Fiction & related items / Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Gift books
  • Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: $14.99

Poetry is the perfect medium to capture the elusive nature of happiness and this beautiful anthology explores happiness in all its forms – whether it be a fleeting moment, the promise of freedom and adventure, surviving adversity or the comfort of nature.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by writer, broadcaster and parish priest, The Reverend Richard Coles.

Poems for Happiness is an inspiring and life-affirming collection that features writing by some of our greatest poets whose work is still widely read today. It includes famous poems such as ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ by William Wordsworth and ‘Invictus’ by W. E. Henley. In addition to these well-known verses, this beautiful volume includes lesser-known poems to discover and enjoy.

Author Information

The Reverend Richard Coles is a musician, writer, Church of England priest and co-presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He read Theology at King's College London, then worked as a curate in Lincolnshire and London before going to Finedon in Northamptonshire, where he is now the vicar. He partnered Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s band The Communards, which achieved three top ten hits, including the number one record and bestselling single of 1986, 'Don't Leave Me This Way'. His books include Bringing in the Sheaves and Lives of the Improbable Saints. He lives in the Vicarage at Finedon with his civil partner and four dachshunds.