The magic hour

Charlotte Moore


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For anyone who wishes they read more poetry – this book is the perfect entry point. People are wary of poetry, even though they use it all the time. Open a newspaper, eavesdrop on a conversation, and you will find quotations from Shakespeare, Browning and Tennyson, used by people who would swear they never read poetry at all. The words delight us, console us, remind us of moments of personal significance. Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Earlier this year she started a poetry reading group for anyone interested, whether they be poetry addicts or complete beginners. For each group meeting, Moore chooses seven or eight poems, now compiled in this book, all loosely linked by subject and frames each poem with her own commentary. Taking the reader on a stimulating tour of poems, the book demonstrates how we can all benefit from adding poetry into our daily lives.

ISBN: 9781780726267 Category:


“The perfect desert island book.” Adam Nicolson

“Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach…”

Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Keen to be able to read and talk about poems with others, she set up a weekly poetry club for anyone interested to join her round her fireplace.

This book brings together a selection of the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club’s favourite poems, some well-known, some less so. The poems are grouped into themes – from home and lovers, to war and the planets – each framed with a little context from Charlotte and delightful insights from members of the group.

The Magic Hour offers a source of lifelong pleasure and nourishment, with words to delight and console, while reminding us of moments of personal significance. It demonstrates how we can all benefit from a dose of poetry in our daily lives.

Additional information

Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 19.4 × 12.4 × 2.6 cm










821.008 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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