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This book contains well over 100 Christmas poems--old and new, traditional and modern--and features four sections, starting in winter, moving through Advent, and exploring the Nativity and the heart of the Christmas season and ending with the arrival of spring. It is the perfect anthology for Christmas, The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems contains a wide range of poems, old and new, well loved and less familiar. A whole host of poets are here including Ted Hughes, John Betjeman, T. S. Eliot, Walter de la Mare, Charles Causley, Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden and Roger McGough -- along with traditional verses and carols. The Index is included. Adaptations have been made to preserve the format for Braille, auditory and print readers. Page Numbers reflect the book content and hard page breaks. A few pages were presented on two pages because of their great length labeled, for example, 157 Part A and 157 Part B. Contains British spelling and many uniquely spelled words and punctuation devised by the authors to fit their poetry. Also contains antiquated language. The poems, contents Index have been proofread word by word and spell checked. Expect unusual words like: snowful, Haie-aie, Sem, wot, and smit, yeeres, boyes and tending. The Bookshare collection also contains The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories.
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