Red Rose Or a Satin Heart

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Canongate Books, 2010 - Love poetry, English - 283 pages
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Meet the romantics and the unromantics, the passionate and the fainthearted, the tragic and the comic, in all their lyrical glory. This anthology explores the full range of emotions inspired by poetry's most popular subject: love. Antonia Fraser has made a touching, inspired, and wonderfully diverse selection. Poems range from the 15th century to the present, from ballads to sonnets to modern verse. Included alongside well-known classics by Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson, are contemporary poems by Kathleen Jamie, John Burnside, and Carol Ann Duffy, illuminating the ways of the heart in all its forms.

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Lady Antonia Fraser (Pinter)'s most recent biography is the internationally bestselling Marie Antoinette: The Journey, which was made into a film directed by Sofia Coppola; she has also written Charles II, Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King, and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as a short study, King James VI & I, in the Kings and Queen of England series she edits. She has written three studies of women in history, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Weaker Vessel, and The Warrior Queens. She has received the Wolfson History Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the 2000 Medallion of the Historical Association.

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