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Harvest Bells by John Betjeman, Kevin J. Gardner

Harvest Bells

New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman

John Betjeman, Kevin J. Gardner

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Category: Poetry, Non-fiction
Imprint: Bloomsbury Continuum
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781472966384

John Betjeman's unforgettable poems on landscape and suburbia, desire and death, faith and doubt, helped to establish him as the beloved voice of a nation.

3 stars out of 5
16 Jun 2019

"some brilliant, one shocking"

“Bawgeperson” fans will relish the sly choice of drink: “ginger ale” was rhyming slang for “jail”. Harvest Bells is full of such casually exact Betjemanisms — surely it’s time for a New Collected Poems?