Out on 17 March 2022

Funeral Readings and Poems


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17 March 2022
208 pages

The classic poetry and prose in this slim volume has been carefully chosen to help you summon the words to say goodbye to a loved one, and is by turns 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 ‘Funeral Blues’ by W. H. Auden 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.