- Some of the best poetry ever written in celebration of the English countryside
- From Shakespeare to Coleridge to Betjeman
- Includes beautiful nostalgic illustrations of our green and pleasant land
A rich collection of poetry that celebrates the English countryside. Beautifully illustrated with nostalgic illustrations of England's pastures, fields and landscapes, this book includes a range of poems. From verses on village life and harvesting to the wonderful changes in seasons and the monumental woods and trees of Britain. It includes poetry from all eras, from Chaucer and Shakespeare through Alexander Pope, to Coleridge, Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins right up to Vita Sackville-West and Betjeman. Plus a range of rich poetry from less-famous names but which have stood the test of time and remind us of the beautiful land we live in.