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This delightful collection celebrates motherhood in all its forms. Here you will find all the joy, self-sacrifice, occasional irritation but above all, the intimate tenderness of motherhood ¿ whether evoked in a glimpse of a very human mother or through heroic tales of the great mother goddesses of myth, legend and religion. From Wordsworth to Allan Ahlberg, William Blake to John Betjeman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Roald Dahl, William Blake to Anne Ridler, Tennyson to Edith Nesbit - here is a collection of poems which have been taken from the whole range of verse in English, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
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'An authentic, moving story that brings to vivid life the deep family connections that lie at the core of Korean culture ... This is a tapestry of family life that will be read all over the world. I loved this book' Gary Shytengart Combining a unique setting with universal themes, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is a beautifully rendered novel about sacrifice, guilt, and the ties of family love. PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is the story of So-nyo, a wife and mother, who has lived a life of sacrifice and compromise. In the past she suffered a stroke, leaving her vulnerable and often confused. Now, travelling from the Korean countryside to the Seoul of her grown-up children, So-nyo is separated from her husband when the doors close on a packed train. As her children and husband search the streets, they recall So-nyo's life, and all they have left unsaid. Through their piercing voices, we begin to discover the desires, heartaches, and secrets she harboured within. And as the mystery of her disappearance unravels, we uncover a larger mystery, that of all mothers and children: how affection, exasperation, hope and guilt add up to love. Compassionate, redemptive and beautifully written, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER will reconnect you to the story of your own family, and to the forgotten sacrifices that lie at its heart.