From the earliest times poets have spoken out against the horrors of war - many dying on the battlefields on which they wrote. This anthology gathers together poems against war - from an infamous last stand in Ancient Greece to the chemical warfare o
40 Sonnets is the new collection by Don Paterson, a rich and accomplished work from one of the foremost poets writing in English today. This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of fort
Alan Bennett's "A Life Like Other People's" is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathle
A reissue of Professor Peter Brown's biography of the 4th-century Bishop and author of "The Confessions". A new epilogue has been added in the light of the discovery of letters and sermons that offer insight into his final years as a bishop.
In this series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express, the selectors offer intriguing insight into their o
The best ink stones are slates from Chinese riverbeds, but in the long history of their use these have all been found. as one expert writes, "the better the stone, the smaller and more consistent the particles will be and the denser the ink". These p