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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

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

Advantages: Something for every poetical taste
Disadvantages: You wont like every poem.

...are two types of books. There's the kind you make time for - a pot of strong hot tea, a blanket, and a prime spot on the sofa with your feet curled under you. And then there's the other kind - books that are so meaningful that you can't just ...

Thehonesttruth 01.02.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Nation's Favourite Poems - Griff Rhys Jones (Foreword)

I thought that love would last forever I was wrong

Advantages: lovely collection
Disadvantages: How can there be any disadvantages to poetry

...Through today’s highly efficient media, and indeed with the good people of ciao, we are often seeing polls of one kind or another, Top 5 Christmas films, Top 10 songs of all time. At the turn of the millennium a poll was undergone to find the top 100 pie ...

MHam 26.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Nation's Favourite Poems - Griff Rhys Jones (Foreword)