Fifty Shades of the British Countryside (Audiobook)
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Read by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 1hr 46mins)

Featuring poems by William Blake, William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Keats, John Clare & others.

Over many centuries poets have drawn inspiration and solace from the land that surrounds us.  From mountain high to valley floor from sea cliffs to sandy shore through wood and field, across rivers, brooks and streams through sunlight, raging storms and the cloak of night these shores have some of the most beautiful natural treasures to be found anywhere.

Our poets including William Wordsworth, Robert Bridges and A E Houseman to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Radclyffe Hall and Emily Bronte with mere words help convey the splendour of this British Landscape in fifty classic poems. 

In this compilation -

1 - Fifty Shades of the British Countryside - An Introduction
2 - On a Lane in Spring by John Clare
3 - It Was An April Morning Fresh and Clear by William Wordsworth
4 - The Lambs of Grassmere by Christina Georgina Rossetti
5 - Memorials of a Tour in Scotland August 1803 by William Wordsworth
6 - High Waving Heather 'Neath Stormy Blasts Bending by Emily Jane Bronte
7 - Hop Picking by Edith Nesbit
8 - I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud by William Wordsworth
9 - Summer by Alexander Pope
10 - Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins
11 - Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now by A E Housman
12 - The Oak by Alfred Lord Tennyson
13 - The Chestnut by Robert Laurence Binyon
14 - Wood Rides by John Clare
15 - In Sutton Woods by Alfred Austin
16 - There Is a Pleasure in the Pathless Woods by Lord Byron
17 - Dirge in Woods by George Meredith
18 - The Hill Pines Were Sighing by Robert Seymour Bridges
19 - There is a Hill by Robert Seymour Bridges
20 - Grongar Hill by John Dyer
21 - The Malvern Hills by Radclyffe Hall
22 - Sonnet XLIII. The Malvern Hills, March 12th 1835 by Henry Alford
23 - The Downs by Robert Seymour Bridges
24 - In March by Archibald Lampman
25 - The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
26 - Autumn in Sussex by Radclyffe Hall
27 - Autumn in Cornwall by Algernon Charles Swinburne
28 - October by George Arnold
29 - Autumn Dawn by Charles Sorley
30 - To a Robin in November by William Wilfred Campbell
31 - Autumn - A Dirge by Percy Bysshe Shelley
32 - November by John Clare
33 - By Severn by Ivor Gurney
34 - The Waterfall  by Henry Vaughan
35 - Penmaien Pool by Gerard Manley Hopkins
36 - Beachey Head by Charlotte Smith
37 - Sonnet At Dover Cliffs July 20th 1787 by William Lisle Bowles
38 - Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
39 - Floating Island by Dorothy Wordsworth
40 - On the Sea by John Keats
41 - Llyn Y Gadair by T H Parry-Williams
42 - Penmaenmawr by Patrick Branwell Bronte
43 - from Chepstow - A Poem - Tinturn Abbey by Edward Davies
44 - Glastonbury by Michael Drayton from Poly-Olbion
45 - The Rolling English Road by G K Chesterton
46 - Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
47 - Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
48 - The Old Vicarage of Grantchester by Rupert Brooke
49 - In Springtime by Rudyard Kipling
50 - Home Thoughts From Abroad by Robert Browning
51 - Jerusalem by William Blake