John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was one of Britain's most recognized, beloved, and bestselling poets of the last century. He was knighted in 1969 and named Poet Laureate in 1972.


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Collected Poems

John Betjeman; Introduction by Andrew Motion
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough To get it ready for the plough. The cabbages are coming now; The earth exhales. --from "Slough" When the...


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