Dancing By The Light of The Moon


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A brand-new collection of Britain's best-loved poetry, handpicked by Gyles Brandreth

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Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, veteran of Just A Minute, QI and The One Show, former MP and Government Whip, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and founder of the 'Poetry Together' project bringing schoolchildren and older people together to learn poetry by heart. His many books include the best-selling poetry anthology, Dancing by the Light of the Moon, and the international best-seller about spelling and punctuation, Have You Eaten Grandma? With Susie Dent, the lexicographer from Countdown, he co-hosts the award-winning podcast, Something Rhymes With Purple. With Dame Sheila Hancock he presents Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4. With Dame Maureen Lipman he is a regular on Celebrity Gogglebox. Gyles is married to writer and publisher Mich le Brown and has three children, seven grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, his jumpers, and Nala, the neighbour's cat.


To instil a love of literature, a copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon ought to find its way into every home in the land * Daily Mail, Book of the Week *
Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun -- Dame Judi Dench
Brandreth provides over 400 pages of top-notch poems by everyone from Shakespeare to Simon Armitage. But his mission is to get you learning the poems by heart * Mail Online *
Gyles Brandreth has compiled a collection of 250 poems that he believes will transform your memory and change your life. I couldn't agree me -- Dr Max Pemberton * Daily Mail *
This compendium is an enthusiastic and emphatic call to appreciate all forms of poetry * Radio Times *
A celebration of poetry packed full of wonderful verses * Planet Mindful *
A passionate and rousing manifesto on the power and pleasure of learning poetry by heart * Optima *
For a poem fitting for every occasion, make sure you add this book to your shopping cart ASAP * Glamour UK *

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