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The Mighty Dead
Read by Simon Russell Beale
Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Simon Russell Beale
"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.
B. 1771 D. 1832
The owl from the steeple sing, 'Welcome, proud lady.' - Walter Scott 'Proud Maisie'
B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte
B. 1896 D. 1974
Burn Ovid with the rest. Lovers will find/ A hedge-school for themselves and learn by heart/ All that the clergy banish from the mind,/ When hands are joined and head bows in the dark. - 'Penal Law' by Austin Clarke
B. 1870 D. 1953
When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc
B. 1930 D. 1998
Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods. - Ted Hughes
George Mackay Brown
B. 1921 D. 1996
The essence of Orkney's magic is silence, loneliness and the deep marvellous rhythms of sea and land, darkness and light. - George Mackay Brown