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Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

Allie Esiri Helen McCrory



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24 September 2019
Poetry by individual poets; Shakespeare plays; Poetry (Children's&YA); Drama & performing (Children's&YA)
William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, 154 sonnets and a handful of longer poems and you can discover them all here. Each page of Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year contains an extract of his genius - a soliloquy, poem, quote or scene matched to the date. The introductory paragraphs serve as a window into the work, time and life of the greatest writer in the English language.

This beautiful gift anthology is perfect for reading or sharing and brings you Shakespeare's best-known and best-loved classics alongside less well-worn extracts. With Allie Esiri's entertaining and insightful thoughts on each entry, this book will fill your year with wonder, laughter, wisdom and wit.
By:   Allie Esiri
Read by:   Helen McCrory
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 54mm
Weight:   918g
ISBN:   9781509890323
ISBN 10:   1509890327
Pages:   608
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 9 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Allie Esiri is an accomplished curator and host of live poetry events at The National Theatre, The Bridge Theatre, and at Hay, Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham literary festivals. Her anthology A Poem for Every Day of the Year was in the best books of the year list in The Times and The Observer and the audiobook is read by Helena Bonham Carter and Simon Russell Beale. Her previous anthology, A Poem for Every Night of the Year was a best book of the year in The Times and The New Statesman and won the IBW 2017 book award.

Reviews for Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

This month I'll be reading Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year. -- Alice B-B * Country & Town House * A lucky dip for all ages and a handsome Christmas diversion. -- Kate Kellaway * The Observer - The New Review * Experience tells me that the best book presents are sentimental or serendipitous. Having a poem to read every day sweetened the passing of time, and with its hoard of immortal wisdom, the collection was a handrail to hold onto whenever I felt wobbly. * The Telegraph - Perfect Books * Perfect for reading, sharing and treasuring. * S Magazine - Sunday Express *

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