Other Men’s Flowers
- Category Poetry
- Format PB
- Price 295
- ISBN: 978-81-291-1928-5
- Pages: 552 pages
- Date: August 2012
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Other Men’s Flowers is the famous anthology of Lord Wavell’s favourite poems. The
anthology features some of the most memorable poems by the greatest poets of
the English canon including Shakespeare, Milton, Kipling, Browning, Coleridge
and Yeats among others.
To this memorial edition of a famous anthology, Lord Wavell’s son has written a
preface explaining how the book came into being and what pleasure its reception
gave to the compiler: ‘He never tried to conceal his evident surprise and delight
at the success of the book. It brought him into association with writers whose
work he had long enjoyed but whom he had never expected to know as friends.
It also brought letters from all sorts and conditions of men in many lands who
might not otherwise have addressed a Field Marshal.’
Since it was first published in 1944, the anthology has never been out of print.
Enhanced by Wavell’s own introduction and annotations, Other Men’s Flowers has
encouraged and delighted many thousands of readers over the years.