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The Nation's Favourite: Poems - Griff Rhys Jones

A vintage resident of my parents' bookcase. We love to read poetry aloud to each other and we know where all the good ones are in this book. Popular definitely =/= good, but there is certainly some overlap and some of our own favourites can be found among the... others (I was going to say Auden, but he's neither the only nor the worst author of less-than-deserving popular works). We all like the one about wearing purple when we get old. I'm already old with that woman who doesn't give a damn what fools think of her hat. We are a family of rebels and poems give us rallying cries.