Funeral Readings and Poems

Alpine Books


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This elegant, slim volume of writing is full of carefully chosen classic poetry and prose which is by turn moving, thought provoking, comforting and sorrowful.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gilt edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited by Becky Brown.

Helpfully divided into different sections, Funeral Readings and Poems faces up to the enormity of death and loss as well as the deep emotions that ensue. There are many famous poems here such as ‘Crossing the Bar’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and ‘How do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as well as lesser known contributions from poets such as Edna Vincent Millay and letters sent by Cassandra Austen.