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John Betjeman Poems (Eightieth Anniversary Edition)

John Betjeman

A new selection of John Betjeman poems, chosen by Hugo Williams, as one of six wonderful poetry collections published to celebrate Faber’s eightieth anniversary.

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Sir John Betjeman (1906-84) was born in Highgate, the son of a manufacturer of Dutch descent. His poetry enjoyed immense popularity, as did his personality, and his knighthood in 1969 and appointment as Poet Laureate in 1972 were universally welcomed.

Other volumes in this series: Auden, Eliot, Plath, Hughes and Yeats.


Poet and architectural critic, Sir John Betjeman was born in North London in 1906. He was taught by T S Eliot at Highgate Junior School and was rusticated from Magdalen College Oxford for failing Divinity. He published several poetry collections, including New Bats in Old Belfries and A Few Late Chrysanthemums, and several works on architecture. His Collected Poems was…

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