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A cure or consolation for every modern misery

Advantages: Good for the soul, great for the bedside table!
Disadvantages: 101 poems might not be enough ...

The book cover tells you 'Prozac has side effects, drink gives you hangovers, therapy's too expensive; for a quick and effective relief for all your emotional ailments, try a poem'. OK, so a poem isn't the ideal fix in the face of adversity or a moment ...

Natalie 29.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life - Daisy Goodwin

Safety Line

Advantages: cheers you up
Disadvantages: you're left wanting more

After watching the programmes on television, telling us of tales of love and more recently Christmas poems, I wasn't surprised to find a whole stack of books edited by Daisy Goodwin on the shops shelves. But this is a good thing. This is a woman who un ...

Squinkle 20.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life - Daisy Goodwin

My Poems

Advantages: Cheerful.
Disadvantages: None

Here are some of my poems I hope you will like. I write poems for fun and amusement. Reg the Rat Reg the rat lives in a cage He dines on salmon, beef and sos-age He greets you with a friendly chirp A swish of the tail and a noisy burp. He's a ...

Chosen 02.03.2003 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life - Daisy Goodwin

A poetic genius - which may be the problem

Advantages: Some great poems
Disadvantages: Some very long poems which arent the easiest to understand, particularly if you arent too interested in 19th century literature

Sadly poetry is very much an art which has not been embraced by the 21st Century. Browning is most definately one of England's greatest poets. I do admit that I have had to study him for English literature, else I would not own this book, but it definat ...

CandiceB666 01.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Men and Women and Other Poems - Robert Browning

Moveing and Romanitc

Advantages: Romanitic, Touching and Deeply Thought Provokeing
Disadvantages: You look silly reading it on a bus :-)

Browning is known as one of the best Romanitic poets and this colume contains some of his best work. The selection of poems is very well done, moveing from dreampt love in 'Love Among the Ruins' where a shepered dreams about love and power as he wonders ...

MrMusic2000_uk 10.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Men and Women and Other Poems - Robert Browning