The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems

Paperback | November 1, 2009

byMichael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark

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What better time than Christmas to ponder the passing of the year, the mystery of the birth of Christ, the traditions of the season, and the expectation of what the New Year might usher in? And what better way to reflect on such themes than through poetry? This is a thought-provoking,satisfying collection that brings together poems ranging from traditional wassailing songs to the work of contemporary poets. Illustrated in both colour and black and white by artists such as Peter Bailey, Charles Keeping and Ian Beck, it is an anthology to treasure from childhood through toadulthood.

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What better time than Christmas to ponder the passing of the year, the mystery of the birth of Christ, the traditions of the season, and the expectation of what the New Year might usher in? And what better way to reflect on such themes than through poetry? This is a thought-provoking,satisfying collection that brings together poems ran...

Michael Harrison was born and educated in Oxford. After living in Queensland, Australia, Hartlepool and London, he has now returned to live, teach, and write in Oxford. Michael once commented, 'Poetry should be like wholemeal bread and honey: immediate pleasure but with some roughage working its way through the system. Christopher Stua...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192782436

ISBN - 13:9780192782434

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[For the previous edition]: "One of the richest poetry anthologies ever." --The Sunday Times