Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Review – Publ. Edward Arnold – “Mount Helicon”

Publ: 1922
My Copy
Genre: Poetry anthology
Pages: 304p
My Mum’s school anthology of verse
Rating: ***** *****

What led you to pick up this book?
This is one of two anthologies that Mum had at school in the early 1920s and from which I learned many of the poems which I learned in my youth.

What did you like most about the book?

It brought back memories of the pride I took in learning and reciting verses – often learning a poem a day during the school summer holidays. Unlike many of the things one ‘had to do’ as a child I loved learning poems.

Would I recommend it?
It probably cannot now be found except in a fairly tatty state on some second-hand bookseller’s shelves but I think it has many of the world’s best poems in its 300 pages.

1 comment:

  1. some of the best book are attached to youthfull memories!


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