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  • Dancing by the Light of the Moon

  • Over 250 Poems to Read, Relish and Recite
  • By: Gyles Brandreth
  • Narrated by: Gyles Brandreth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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By: Gyles Brandreth
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Dancing by the Light of the Moon, a collection of poetry to last you a lifetime - poems that will bring you joy, solace, celebration and love for every occasion.

Includes an updated chapter of poems to bring you hope and happiness this year.

A poem can:

  • Comfort · Challenge · Be a friend
  • Stretch your vocabulary
  • Help you sleep · Break the ice
  • Find you a lover · Be utter nonsense
  • Console · Make you laugh - or cry

For every moment in your life there is a poem.

In Dancing by the Light of the Moon, we have a remarkable collection of over 250 best-loved poems in the English-speaking world.

Allow Gyles Brandreth to be your guide to not only the wonders of poetry - and there are many - but also its practical uses in everyday life.

Whether seeking some words to reflect your mood, wanting to celebrate or mark an occasion or simply looking for lines of comfort and joy in difficult times, this collection has everything for listeners of poetry both young and old, novices and old hands alike, will love and return to again and again.

©2021 Gyles Brandreth (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness." (Dame Judi Dench)

"Over 400 pages of top-notch poems by everyone from Shakespeare to Simon Armitage." (Daily Mail)

"A collection of poems that will transform your memory and change your life." (Dr Max Pemberton)

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Beautiful

Giles has such a wonderful calming voice. Beautiful poetry. Some old favourites and some new ones that will become favourites. Lovely, easy listening.

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Simply brilliant

I loved this book of treasures so much I bought a hard copy. Thank you for writing it GB.

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Fantastic collection of poetry

beautiful collection of poetry from someone who has clearly lived and breathed it his whole life

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  • 05-08-22

Great Joy

I have,so far, listened to this book 3 times and will add to that number I am sure. Not only is Gyles Brandreth easy to listen to but many of his poetry selections I was able to recite with him - having learned them in earlier years. I have renewed enthusiasm to take up his suggestion to learn more poems now in my eighties!! I highly recommend this book.