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The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems [Paperback]

Michael Harrison , Christopher Stuart-Clark


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Sept. 15 1999
The perfect anthology for Christmas, The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems contains a wide range of poems, old and new, well-loved and less familiar. A host of poets are here -- including Walter de la Mare, Ted Hughes, Charles Causey, and Roger McGough -- along with traditional verses and carols. The artists include Ian Beck and Charles Keeping. This paperback edition is now being reissued with a new cover.

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`one of the best anthologies around ... Beautifully and hauntingly printed and illustrated, this really is a gem.' Ian Townsend, Oxford Times

`Contains a wide range of poems, old and new, well-loved and less familiar. Something for all moods and occasions. An excellent gift.' Methodist Recorder

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what you expect from an "Oxford Book of" Oct. 24 2006
By Mark DeBolt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I anticipated this book with eagerness, thinking now I would have much of the best classic Christmas poems in one volume, perhaps poems such as those by Traherne, Chatterton and Swinburne, as well as the better known poets. I was thoroughly disappointed. For Oxford University Press to publish it was ok, but they should have used a different title. Actually it did have some fine poems I was unfamiliar with, so it wasn't a total loss. Much of it seems geared for children or "family" reading. The illustrations support this idea. The selection leans heavily toward the contemporary. If this is what you want go for it, but don't make the mistake I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for Christmas Oct. 30 2012
By Richard Hundrieser - Published on Amazon.com
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Used this often last Christmas and enjoyed it very much. I play in
a recorder quartet and used this for background material for the
program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning collection of Christmas poems Aug. 10 2011
By Mary H. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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I first found this in the bookshop at the British Library. So many wonderful entries. I look forward to getting it out every year in the Christmas season and re-reading it. It sets the tone for the holiday. It makes a wonderful gift for a thoughtful reader.
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