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Church Poems. Signed copy

Betjeman, John; Piper, John [illus.]

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ISBN 10: 0719537975 / ISBN 13: 9780719537974
Edité par John Murray, London, 1981
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65pp. Line drawings. Signed by Betjeman and Piper on the rear limitation page. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued and in clear protective wraps. Marbled endpapers Green hardback cloth spine on watered silk boards. N° de réf. du libraire j9237

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Titre : Church Poems. Signed copy

Éditeur : John Murray, London

Date d'édition : 1981

Reliure : Hardcover

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : Limited Edition [50/100].

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Synopsis :

This volume gathers together all of Betjeman's "Church poems," as well as some new poems and others which had previously been out of print. John Betjeman has a stimulaitng way of enlarging any specific scene, not only into his own personal significances, but into those of us all, and never more so than in his Anglican explorations. In these poems we are shown, with his loving eye for detail and the human element and with his affectionate humour, how inside the confines of a church conjure up a whole parish.

About the Author:

John Betjeman is the best loved English poet of this century. His "Collected Poems" made publihsing history and have sold more than two million copies. With each generation a new following is captivated by his unmistakable voice.

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