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  • The Illiad and the Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga.
  • The masterpiece of Rome's greatest poet, Virgil's Aeneid.
  • A collection of poems by one of the greatest literary & cultural figures of the 20th century.
  • A fresh vision of Britain's greatest story: The epic of King Arthur - from his conception in sorcerous lust, to the shining wonder of his...
  • Anecdotes, jokes, poems and sketches from the ever-entertaining Pam Ayres
  • "How did Arkman Noah/Provide for protozoa?" It's not often that an acclaimed historian is revealed to be the author of light verse, but John R. Alden here presents 1,707 couplets, quatrains, and ot...
  • The Enormity of Man and written words...
  • Without doubt, the greatest work of Geoffrey Chaucer. A brilliant picture of medieval life.
  • Without doubt, the greatest work of Geoffrey Chaucer. A brilliant picture of medieval life.
  • Without doubt, the greatest work of Geoffrey Chaucer. A brilliant picture of medieval life.
  • This modern translation of these sometimes bawdy stories, written in the 14th century by the Father of English Poetry, entertain while telling us about England before the Renaissance.
  • The poems of Yeats, Swift, Burns and other Celts.
  • It is now Thomas’ most widely known work, a wistful, tender, touching, wide-eyed in wonder evocation of the sights, smells and sounds of a child’s Christmas in a seaside town in Wales.
  • First recorded in February of 1952, this remastered recording of Dylan Thomas reading his A Child's Christmas in Wales recalls all of the sights, smells, and sounds of a long-ago-Christmas....
  • On this recording, Christmas past brings alive Christmas present.
  • From the earliest poets of the 16th century to the present day.
  • Ten enduring Kipling poems recited in the wonderful Cockney lilt.
  • "You have a true higher self and [The Dance] tells you how to come from there all the time and be authentic and make a lasting difference"
  • Abandon All Hope You Who Enter Here (Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch'intrate) Dante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for...
  • Lush imagery and the mellifluous voice of the poet imbued with music and sounddesign.
  • Twelve specially selected favourite love poems, read by acclaimed actors Bill Wallis and Jenny Agutter...
  • Twelve specially selected favourite love poems, read by acclaimed actors Bill Wallis and Jenny Agutter...
  • A Birthday: Christina Rossetti’s joyful celebration that her one true love has arrived, read by Jenny Agutter...
  • Robert Herrick’s poetic tribute to his mistress’s beautifully carefree style of dress...
  • A short section from Milton’s epic poem, expressing how much sweeter the world is when you are with the one you love...
  • From The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Some meditations on love from Edward Fitzgerald’s translation...
  • From The Song of Solomon: A beautiful extract from the famous biblical hymn to love..
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s plea to her lover to love her just for herself, and not for any qualities that may fade away..
  • Robert Burns’s well-known poem celebrating the enduring power of true love, read by Bill Wallis..
  • Shakespeare’s most famous sonnet, in which he tries, and fails, to find an apt comparison in nature, read by Bill Wallis..
  • Edward Lear’s much-loved comic poem, featuring the most elegant fowl in literature and his beautiful feline friend...
  • The Passionate Shepherd to His Love: Christopher Marlowe’s emotional appeal to his lady to run away with him...
  • John Donne’s famous poem about two lovers surprised by the astonishingly rapid arrival of sunrise...
  • Andrew Marvell’s classic plea to his mistress to show her love for him while they are both still young and passionate...
  • Dylan Thomas reads his own prose and poetry in this unique collection from the archives. He is widely regarded as one of the 20th Century's most influential lyrical poets.
  • 20 of Poe's chilling stories and poems performed by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone.
  • Representing the work of more than thirty poets, and extending from Thomas Hardy’s lines on the loss of Titanic to the present-day...
  • This unique combination of historical and new recordings celebrates Dylan Thomas as poet, writer and performer. Here are some of his greatest poems, stories and broadcasts: readings given by Thomas...
  • Some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.
  • Magical Verse for the Wheel of the Year: 32 Seasonal Poems. In this enchanting collection modern-day bard Tallyessin (winner of the Bardic Chair of Bath)...
  • The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war.
  • The first of Homer's epic poems. Translated by Samuel Butler.
  • In WWI, possibly the most horrific modern war, two soldier poets described inner impressions telling us much about war and the people who fight them.
  • A deeply spiritual works in which the author brings to life the wisdom of her beloved prose poem in such a passionate and touching manner
  • Sir John Betjeman was one of the best-known and loved Poet Laureates and even a hundred years after his birth he continues to attract acclaim and admiration.
  • Whitman succeeded in his ambition to create something uniquely American. His poems are woven into the very fabric of the American character, from his solemn dirge "O Captain! My Captain!" to the jo...
  • W.B. Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the twentieth century. The Lake Isle of Innisfree, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, Down by the Salley Gardens, The Secret Rose - these...
  • Dante's vision, The Divine Comedy, has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early 14th century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources...
  • A perfect blend of vintage Noel Coward sure to be enjoyed by faithful fans and new listeners.
  • The thrilling tale of the wanderings of the hero Odysseus after the end of the Trojan war.
  • Homer's Adventures of Odysseus. Translated by Samuel Butler,
  • Pam Ayres at her entertaining best in a live stage show from Stratford-upon-Avon...
  • Warm and witty, direct and droll, the sharply funny Pam Ayres has been amusing and entertaining her many fans for years...
  • 'I have been in the Heaven that takes up most of his light, and saw things there that those who descend from that height cannot speak of or forget...' Led by his guide Beatrice, Dante leaves...
  • Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language.
  • Here are 60 of the finest and most entertaining poems for younger listeners. There are nonsense poems (The Jumblies) classic animal poems (The Snail ) stories of adventure (The Ballad of Sir...
  • This specially commissioned recording offers a wide-ranging choice of Burns's songs and lyrical poems; and longer poems...
  • 'The truth untold,/ The pity of war, the pity war distilled...' Here are the extraordinary writings of a generation who fought through a war of unprecedented destructive power, and who had...
  • 'Now of that second kingdom I shall sing where human souls are purified of sin. and made worthy to ascend to Heaven.' Purgatory is the second part of Dante's The Divine Comedy. We find...
  • The ethereal words of the great thinker Omar Khayyam.
  • An Anthology of Poetry with Music.
  • All 154 of the Shakespeare's sonnets are beautifully read.
  • By the shores of Gitche Gumee By the shining Big-Sea-Water Stood the wigwam of Nokomis Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis The Song of Hiawatha was one of the most loved and quoted...
  • As read by the legendary Sir John Gielgud-- perhaps the greatest interpreter of the Bard we shall ever know-- the sonnets in this selection come alive...
  • Everyone knows something of Shakespeare's sonnets, even if only in memorable fragments like 'the darling buds of May', or 'remembrance of things past',or 'the marriage of true minds'. For centuries...
  • Dylan Thomas wrote this as a radio play for voices and this is the only recording ever made with Thomas in the cast. This play is full of humour, a joyful sense of the goodness of life and love...
  • Historial recordings of poetry, humor and drama. 1908 - 1947.
  • This powerful and moving anthology includes poems of war from the eighteenth century to our own days in the long shadow...
  • These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot...