In BBC television's Bookworm poll to find Britain's favourite love poem, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's How Do I Love Thee? was voted number one.
In this popular selection of over eighty poems, poets of every age consider that most universal of themes: love.
From traditional favourites such as Shakespeare's Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? and Robert Burns' A Red, Red Rose to contemporary poems such as John Fuller's Valentine and Ted Hughes' Lovesong, this anthology read by Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Charlotte Attenborough and Paul Rhys is proof that Britain is a nation of romantics at heart.
In this popular selection of over eighty poems, poets of every age consider that most universal of themes
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“this is a fabulous collection, and yes, if you happen to find the CDs, beautifully read - BUT, take care to notice the "book" icon at the top of the catalogue page, as this is the BOOK, and NOT the audio CD version, which is wonderful. Having pointed this out to the BBC in a feedback email( and yes, accidentally buying the book) I have had no reply, and it seems the catalogue is still misleading - If you buy this it will be read not by Judi Dench et al, but by you and yours..... possibly silently..... A seller at Amazon lists the CD version as now deleted and hard to come by, and is asking an extortionate price - I guess I have my answer re availability, but sadly, not from the BBC. ”