Dancing By The Light of The Moon

Dancing By The Light of The Moon

Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite

Summary

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Dancing by the Light of the Moon, a collection of poetry to last you a lifetime - poems that will bring you joy, solace, celebration and love for every occasion

Includes an updated chapter of poems to bring you hope and happiness this year

A POEM CAN . . .
Comfort · Challenge · Be a friend
Stretch your vocabulary
Help you sleep · Break the ice
Find you a lover · Be utter nonsense
Console · Make you laugh - or cry

For every moment in your life there is a poem.

In Dancing by the Light of the Moon we have a remarkable collection of over 250 best-loved poems in the English-speaking world.

Allow Gyles Brandreth to be your guide to not only the wonders of poetry - and there are many - but also its practical uses in everyday life.

Whether seeking some words to reflect your mood, wanting to celebrate or mark an occasion or simply looking for lines of comfort and joy in difficult times, this collection has everything for readers of poetry both young and old, novices and old hands alike, will love and return to again and again.

'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness' DAME JUDI DENCH

'Over 400 pages of top-notch poems by everyone from Shakespeare to Simon Armitage'
Daily Mail

'A collection of poems that will transform your memory and change your life'
Dr Max Pemberton

© Gyles Brandreth 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

Gyles Brandreth

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 Michèle Brown and has three children, seven grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, his jumpers, and Nala, the neighbour's cat.
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