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Peace and War in Poetry and Writing -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 28 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Armistice: A Laureate
    Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571347087 | ISBN 10: 0571347088

    The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but ‘the Great War’ would not as hoped be ‘the war to end all wars’.   In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen
    The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen - by Wilfred Owen

    £9.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784874407 | ISBN 10: 178487440x

    When Wilfred Owen was killed in the days before the Armistice in 1918, he left behind a shattering, truthful and indelible record of a soldier's experience of the First World War. His greatest war poetry has been collected, edited and introduced here ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jihad for Love by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck
    A Jihad for Love - by Mohamed El Bachiri with David van Reybrouck

    £5.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786698001 | ISBN 10: 1786698005

    Mohamed El-Bachiri is a driver on the Brussels metro rail system. He grew up and lives in the suburb of Molenbeek, notorious as the place from which a number of Belgian jihadis have come. He is also the husband of Loubna Lafquiri, the love of his lif ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Primer by Bertolt Brecht, edited by John Willett
    War Primer - by Bertolt Brecht, edited by John Willett

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784782085 | ISBN 10: 1784782084

    A terrifying series of short poems by one of the world’s leading playwrights, set to images of World War II.  In this singular book written during World War Two, Bertolt Brecht presents a devastating visual and lyrical attack on war under mod ... more

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  • Cover image of book Considering the Women by Choman Hardi
    Considering the Women - by Choman Hardi

    £9.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780372785 | ISBN 10: 1780372787

    Choman Hardi's Considering the Women explores the equivocal relationship between immigrants and their homeland - the constant push and pull - as well as the breakdown of an intermarriage, and the plight of women in an aggressive patriarchal society a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Mention the Children - by Michael Rosen

    £8.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993149023 | ISBN 10: 0993149022

    Michael Rosen is one of our best-loved and writers for children. He has written and edited over 140 books, including contemporary primary-school classics like Mind Your Own Business, Wouldnt You Like to Know, Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Grav ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hollow of the Hand by PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy
    The Hollow of the Hand - by PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408865736 | ISBN 10: 1408865734

    Between 2011 and 2014 PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy set out on a series of journeys together to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures, and together they have created an extraordinary chronicle of our ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poems for Palestine by Maher J. Massis (Editor)
    Poems for Palestine - by Maher J. Massis (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781843915515 | ISBN 10: 1843915510

    I looked at his thin, aged face / Each line represented a massacre / Each wrinkle, a dead son / Each groove, a year of occupation. Poems for Palestine was launched as a project aiming to collect together verse written by the people of Palestine, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers
    Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting - by Kevin Powers

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444780819 | ISBN 10: 1444780816

    The acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.  In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pink Mist by Owen Sheers
    Pink Mist - by Owen Sheers

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571315574 | ISBN 10: 0571315577

    Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own reasons for enlisting. Within a short space of time they return to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology by Tim Kendall
    Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology - by Tim Kendall

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780198703204 | ISBN 10: 0198703201

    'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?'   The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, from poets whose words commemorate the conflict as enduringly as monuments in stone. Their poems have come to express ... more

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  • Cover image of book And You, Helen by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes
    And You, Helen - by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781721728 | ISBN 10: 1781721726

    Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlote Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edwar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
    The Great War and Modern Memory - by Paul Fussell

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199971954 | ISBN 10: 0199971951

    Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pink Mist by Owen Sheers
    Pink Mist - by Owen Sheers

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571302642 | ISBN 10: 0571302645

    Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own reasons for enlisting. Within a short space of time they return to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008 by Adrian Mitchell
    Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008 - by Adrian Mitchell

    £15.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249465 | ISBN 10: 1852249463

    Come On Everybody brings together poems from a dozen collections published by Adrian Mitchell over five decades, from Poems (1964) to Tell Me Lies (2008).  His poetrys simplicity, clarity, passion and humour show his allegiance to a vital, p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Poets of the First World War by Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg, edited by Jon Stallworthy
    Three Poets of the First World War - by Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg, edited by Jon Stallworthy

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141182070 | ISBN 10: 0141182075

    This new selection brings together the poetry of three of the most distinctive and moving voices to emerge from the First World War.   Here are the controlled passion and rich metaphors of Wilfred Owen's celebrated verses such as 'Anthem for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Phantom Noise by Brian Turner
    Phantom Noise - by Brian Turner

    £9.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781852248765 | ISBN 10: 1852248769

    Shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize  Brian Turner's first book of poems, Here, Bullet, was a harrowing, first-hand account of the Iraq War by a soldier-poet. In Phantom Noise he pumps up the volume as he faces and tries to deal with the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge
    Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After - by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844084142 | ISBN 10: 1844084140

    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel once more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of You...So wrote twenty-two-year-old Vera Brittain, mouring the loss of her fiance Roland Leighton on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Room in the Sunlight: Collected Poems by Bernard Kops
    This Room in the Sunlight: Collected Poems - by Bernard Kops

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780954848262 | ISBN 10: 0954848268

    Bernard Kops is one of Britain's most celebrated and prolific authors. His new collection, This Room in the Sunlight includes over forty recent unpulished poems, together with most of his best poetry from his long writing years. His poems are witt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Blue by Simon Armitage
    Out of the Blue - by Simon Armitage

    £8.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904634584 | ISBN 10: 1904634583

    The poems in this volume were written in response to three anniversaries relating to three separate conflicts.  Told from the point of view of an English trader working in the North Tower of the World Trade Centre, the poem-film Out of the Blue ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journey from Winter: Selected Poems by Valentine Ackland
    Journey from Winter: Selected Poems - by Valentine Ackland

    £18.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781857548761 | ISBN 10: 1857548760

    Valentine Ackland is best known as the lover of poet Sylvia Townsend Warner, with whom she collaborated on Whether a Dove or a Seagull (1934). She was a distinguished poet in her own right, however, and enjoyed popular success during the 1930s. Consi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Butterfly
    The Butterfly's Burden - by Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Fady Joudah

    £15.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781852247881 | ISBN 10: 1852247886

    Mahmoud Darwish was the poetic voice of the Palestinian people. One of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, he was also a prominent spokesman for human rights who has spent most of his life in exile. In his early work, the fe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Song of the Butcher Bird by Gladys Mary Coles
    Song of the Butcher Bird - by Gladys Mary Coles

    £7.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781873226872 | ISBN 10: 187322687x

    In her tenth collection, Gladys Mary Coles brings together her poems about war and its effects major themes throughout her work. She ranges across the centuries, from the Roman invasion of Britain to the 2005 terrorist bombings in London, with a sp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighters for Life: Selected Poems by Michael Rosen
    Fighters for Life: Selected Poems - by Michael Rosen

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905192274 | ISBN 10: 1905192274

    Our mothers and fathers fought the thugs who came totorment them on thestreets.They organised in their places ofwork against magnateswho were pouring milk down mines, shooting minerskilling Afghans and hobnobbing withHitler... (from Fighters for ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry by George Walter (Editor)
    The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry - by George Walter (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141181905 | ISBN 10: 0141181907

    This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessib ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War by Jon Stallworthy
    Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War - by Jon Stallworthy

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781845292218 | ISBN 10: 1845292219

    Leading poet and former professor of English Literature, Jon Stallworthy, tells the story of the lives and work of twelve major poets of the First World War and provides selections of their best work. Leading poet and former professor of English Lite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen, poems Selected by Jon Stallworthy
    Wilfred Owen - by Wilfred Owen, poems Selected by Jon Stallworthy

    £5.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780571207251 | ISBN 10: 0571207251

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell Me Lies: Poems 2005-2008 by Adrian Mitchell, illustrated by Ralph Stead
    Tell Me Lies: Poems 2005-2008 - by Adrian Mitchell, illustrated by Ralph Stead

    £10.95   paperback   (0000) - ISBN 13: 9781852248437 | ISBN 10: 1852248432

    Tell Me Lies is a rampaging last collection by the late and much lamented Shadow Poet Laureate. The title-poem is a 21st-century remix of his celebrated anti-war poem, To Whom It May Concern (Tell me lies about Vietnam), first performed at the anti ... more

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