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 250 of the nation's favourite poems for every occasion, perfect fot young and old alike

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun' Dame Judi Dench
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    For every moment in your life, there is a poem.

    In Dancing by the Light of the Moon you will find a remarkable collection of the best-loved poems in the English-speaking world.

    Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, Gyles Brandreth will be your guide to not only the wonders of poetry - and there are many - but also its practical uses in everyday life.

    After all, 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 readers of poetry both young and old, this is a beautiful collection to return to again and again.
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    '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 · Maya Angelou
    Benjamin Zephaniah · Monty Python
    Carol Ann Duffy · Oscar Wild
    Celia Johnson · Roald Dahl
    D. H. Lawrence · Robert Browning
    E. E. Cummings · Robert Burns
    Edgar Allen Poe · Robert Louis Stevenson
    Emily Dickinson · Simon Armitage
    George the Poet · Spike Milligan
    Hollie McNish · Sylvia Plath
    John Cooper Clarke · T. S. Eliot
    John Keats · Walt Whitman
    John Milton · Wendy Cope
    Kate Tempest · William Shakespeare
    Leonard Cohen · William Wordsworth
    Lewis Carroll

    And many more . . .

    DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NATIONAL POETRY DAY

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