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A Few Late Chrysanthemums

A Few Late Chrysanthemums

by John Betjeman

Publisher John Murray

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A Few Late Chrysanthemums contains a selection of poems written since the the appearance of Selected Poems in 1948. The poems, which are divided into groups - Medium, Light, and Gloom - have great variety of subject and mood, each of which is handled with Betjeman's deceptive simplicity, extreme technical skill, and heart-warming passion.

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About the Author

John Betjeman

John Betjeman was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster. He was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture, helping to save St Pancras railway station from demolition. He began his career as a journalist and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television.


The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings annually presents a John Betjeman award to recognise the repair and conservation of places of worship in England and Wales.


The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People began in 2006 and was open to 10 to 13-year-olds living anywhere in the British Isles (including the Republic of Ireland), with a first prize of £1,000. In 2020, Private Eye reported that the prize was to close after thirteen years.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    First edition with some bruising along the top edges of the front and back panel and also to the top and bottom of the spine. There is some foxing along the page edges and on the inside of the front panel. In an unclipped dust jacket with slight markings on the front cover and some small signs of tearing to the top of the spine.

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