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Collected Poems made publishing history when it first appeared, and has now sold more than two million copies, to an ever-growing readership. This newly expanded edition includes Betjeman’s verse autobiography, Summoned by Bells. With a new Introduction by Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, Collected Poems is the definitive Betjeman companion.

Reviews

A true poet who extends experience
Margaret Lane
John Betjeman has succeeded . . . in narrowing the gulf between poetry and the public . . . he has established a personal regency over all contemporary taste
The Times
It would be difficult - in my opinion impossible - to point to a contemporary poet of greater originality or more genuine depth of feeling
Anthony Powell