From the author of the best-selling Have you eaten, Grandma? comes a new celebration of the English language: Gyles Brandreth’s anthology of some of the world’s best-loved poems and evidence that learning poetry by heart can boost your brain-power and extend the active life of your mind – by several years.
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200 poems to learn by heart – classic ones, funny ones, sad ones, surprising ones. Every one is memorable. That’s guaranteed
‘Gyles Brandreth has touching access to the secrets of the human heart.’ The Times