The Magic Hour

100 Poems from the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club

by Charlotte Moore

  • Published: 15 Oct 2020
  • Price: 12.99
  • Format: B Format Hardback
  • Extent: 304p
  • ISBN: 9781780724263
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“Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach…”

Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Keen to be able to read and talk about poems with others, she set up a weekly poetry club for anyone interested to join her round her fireplace.

This book brings together a selection of the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club’s favourite poems, some well-known, some less so. The poems are grouped into themes – from home and lovers, to war and the planets – each framed with a little context from Charlotte and delightful insights from members of the group.

The Magic Hour offers a source of lifelong pleasure and nourishment, with words to delight and console, while reminding us of moments of personal significance. It demonstrates how we can all benefit from the refreshment of poetry in our daily lives.

About Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore read English at Oxford before becoming a teacher for twelve years. She is now a freelance author and has written three novels as well as a long-running column for the Guardian, and a highly acclaimed family history, Hancox (Viking, 2010/Penguin, 2011). She lives in Battle, Sussex.