Join Gyles Brandreth – raconteur, former MP, One Show reporter, Just A Minute star, and author of the best-selling word-lover’s companion, Have you eaten, Grandma? – for an evening of poetry to celebrate his brand new book Dancing by the Light of the Moon.

Full of over 250 of the nation's best-loved poems, this book will teach you the secrets of how to improve your memory and boost your brainpower. Whatever your age, the poems in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon...

  • Dancing By The Light of The Moon

  • Delight in the wonder of poetry with this wonderful gift for young and old this Christmas

    There's never been a better time to read, relish and recite poetry and Gyles Brandreth has chosen 250 of the nation's favourite poems for us all to enjoy and learn together.


    'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun'
    Dame Judi Dench

    A little poetry really can save your life . . .

    Poetry is officially good for you.

    Not only does it enhance literacy in the young, but learning poetry by heart is the one truly pleasurable thing you can do to improve memory, boost brain power, extend your vocabulary and beat cognitive decline as time goes by.

    In Dancing by the Light of the Moon, Gyles Brandreth shares over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, as well as his advice on how to learn poetry by heart, and the benefits of doing so.

    Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, the poems and advice in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon - one joyous poem at a time . . .

    '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

    Poets include:

    A. A. Milne
    Benjamin Zephaniah
    Carol Ann Duffy
    Celia Johnson
    D. H. Lawrence
    E. E. Cummings
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Emily Dickinson
    George the Poet
    Hollie McNish
    John Cooper Clarke
    John Keats
    John Milton
    Kate Tempest
    Leonard Cohen
    Lewis Carroll
    Maya Angelou
    Monty Python
    Oscar Wilde
    Roald Dahl
    Robert Browning
    Robert Burns
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Simon Armitage
    Spike Milligan
    Sylvia Plath
    T. S. Eliot
    Walt Whitman
    Wendy Cope
    William Shakespeare
    William Wordsworth

    And many more . . .


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