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Walter de la Mare

  • 5 stars across 21 books
    Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged sixteen, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like The Listeners (1912), Motley (1918) and The Veil (1921). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913), a collection of poems for children, is now considered a twentieth-century classic.
    3rd September 2015

    The Ride-by-Nights

    Up on their brooms the Witches stream, Crooked and black in the crescent's gleam It's Halloween and a family is pre... More

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    19th July 2004

    WEATHER SNOW

    These charming books take a first look at the weather for young readers. The layout is clear and simple and the pictures... More

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    16th October 2014

    Snow

    As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putti... More

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    1st September 2011

    Snow!

    Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie a... More

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    1st January 2015

    Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

    The perfect gift for children aged 8+, this stunning classic collection of poetry will delight a new generation of read... More

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    1st June 1992

    The Turnip

    Walter de la Mare's retelling of THE TURNIP, originally a tale from the brothers Grimm, is here brought back to life wit... More

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    19th March 2009

    Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

    'The most compelling of anthologies, the most leisurely, and the most complete.' Observer First published in 1923, the ... More

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    21st January 2010

    Desert Islands

    Desert Islands opens with a captivating essay on the romance of islands and castaways in literature and life, and the as... More

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