The Nation's Favourite Poems
Forty-five of Britain’s best-loved poems, read by John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise and Emma Fielding.
In a national poll conducted to discover Britain’s favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If –’ was voted number one. This unique anthology brings together over forty poems from the poll, including the following top ten:
1 ‘If –’ by Rudyard Kipling, read by John Nettles
2 ‘The Lady of Shallot’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson, read by Siobhan Redmond
3 ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare, read by Greg Wise
4 ‘Not Waving but Drowning’ by Stevie Smith, read by Siobhan Redmond
5 ‘The Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth, read by John Nettles
6 ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats, read by Siobhan Redmond
7 ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by William Butler Yeats, read by Emma Fielding
8 ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen, read by Greg Wise
9 ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ by John Keats, read by Siobhan Redmond
10 ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ by William Butler Yeats, read by John Nettle.