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What to expect

In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.

This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology.

This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection.

Critics Review

  • This collection of poems and songs also comes with beautiful illustrations – so is a great coffee table book. Pick it up anytime for something through-provoking and feel good. If you tend to find poetry a little heavy, this is a great choice as the art helps to make things a little more accessible

    Metro
  • He’s also a life-long lover of poetry and in Poems to Live Your Life By he shows how poetry gives meaning to our lives, from childhood to old age. His collection is aimed at young readers but people of all ages will appreciate the insightfulness of poems

    Independent
  • Illustrator and author Chris Riddell has created a rich anthology of poems from the past to the present all of which have a special meaning for him.

    Love Reading
  • Poems To Live Your Life By is a real delight and, unlike other heftier collections that one might dip into, it is one to cosy up with and enjoy from cover to cover. Riddell fans, you are in for a real treat!

    Readingzone
  • The perfect gift for poetry lovers of any age, and a thing of beauty to be savoured and treasured.

    Lancashire Post

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