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A Choosing - Selected Poems

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Birlinn (2011)

A stunning new collection of selected works from one of Scotland's most loved writers. During her career Liz Lochhead has been described variously as a poet, feminist playwright, translator and broadcaster but has said that "when somebody asks me what I do I usually say writer. The most precious thing to me is to be a poet. If I were a playwright, I'd like to be a poet in the theatre." Liz Lochhead has a large and devoted audience and delights audiences where she goes.

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A Sackful Of Limericks

Author: Michael Palin

Publisher: Random House Books (2016)

A headmaster’s son called McNaught Got a fright of the nastiest sort, For when cleaning his teeth He found bits of Keith And others his father once taught. Many of the limericks in this collection first appeared in Michael Palin’s Limericks.

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A Season In Hell

Authors: Arthur Rimbaud, Oliver Bernard

Publisher: Penguin Classics (1995)

A SEASON IN Hell A poet’s descent into the depths of hell and spiritual discovery

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And Still I Rise

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Virago Press Ltd (1986)

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Ballads

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson's book of ballads draws on the traditional stories of his native Scotland as well as on the fantastical places of his imagination.

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Ballads Of A Bohemian

Author: Robert W Service

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Ballads Of A Cheechako

Author: Robert W Service

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Barrack-Room Ballads

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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Beowulf

Author: Anon

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Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side. And it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.

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Book Of Nonsense

Author: Edward Lear

Publisher: Everymans Library (1992)

This is a classic book of amusing limericks for children. Surprisingly, many of them make good sense, in a strange way. It is fun and a pleasurable diversion from serious stuff.

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