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  1. John Betjeman: Thank God It’s Sunday (2011)

    Subject
    Literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 100 minutes), £6.99

    Double bill of BBC films featuring narration from the poet John Betjeman. THANK GOD IT’S SUNDAY (1972) takes a look at how Londoners spend their Sundays. SUMMONED BY BELLS (1976), based on Betjeman’s...

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  2. Peake’s Progress (2011)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 147 minutes), £15.00

    A combination of short stories and poetry from ‘Peake’s Progress’, read by Peake’s sons Fabian and Sebastian Peake. The readings include the epic ‘Rhyme of the Flying Bomb’, a selection of...

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  3. Caribbean Roots: Poets Read Their Own Work (2011)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Audio (CD, 140 minutes), £16.00

    This 2-CD collection brings together 58 recordings of ten Black British and Caribbean poets. The selections illustrate a range of experiences, emotions, styles and influences, reflecting both the culture of...

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  4. Age of Czeslaw Milosz, The (2011)

    Director
    Juozas Javaitis
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (DVD-R, 185 minutes), $29.95

    This documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet. Famous cultural figures, friends, and family retrace the life and work of this...

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  5. Seamus Heaney: A Life in Poetry (2010)

    Subject
    Literature

    Audio recording of an interview with Seamus Heaney at the Royal Society of Literature in London on 22/2/2010. The event was held in collaboration with Poet in the City and recorded by the British Library...

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  6. 'They Walked and Talked ...' a Dymock Poets’ Collection (2010)

    Director
    Rachel Plant
    Producer
    Cate Luck
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £10.00

    On the north-west borders of Gloucestershire, in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of the First World War, a literary community was formed which came to represent a significant development in the...

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  7. Sylvia Plath: The Spoken Word (2010)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 73 minutes), £9.95

    Her frank, confessional style of writing won Sylvia Plath many fans around the world, and she remains very popular over forty years after her death. This CD brings together BBC recordings from the British...

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  8. Letter to the World (2010)

    Director
    Suzie Hanna
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 9 minutes), £15.00

    Commissioned for the Emily Dickinson International Society Conference, Oxford, in 2010. The film is designed to interpret some of the poet’s tropes including her microscopic representation of the outdoors...

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  9. Edward Thomas - Selected Poems (2010)

    Director
    Barnaby Edwards
    Subject
    English language and literature

    A collection of works by the celebrated First World War poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917). The 25-poem selection includes ‘Adlestrop’, ‘Roads’ and ‘In Memoriam [Easter 1915]', plus a complete and...

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  10. British Poets: The Spoken Word (2010)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 210 minutes), £19.95

    From Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Ted Hughes, this three CD compilation offers a survey of some of the greatest British poets of a century and more. 30 poets are included, each reading from their own work, often...

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