Sunday, 18 May 2014

My Latest Purchase



I have bought a second hand copy of a collection of poems by W. H. Auden. It is a 1998 edition but seems to be the second printing of the tie-in to the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' which premiered in 1994 in which Auden's famous Funeral Blues is read out during the funeral. It is John Hannah who gives a chilling rendition of the poem during the film but it is Hugh Grant's face that made it to the cover of the book as it was he that made it big with the film. Though I am a huge fan of Grant I still feel for Hannah as he truly deserved to be on the cover given it was he that gave the poem its notoriety.

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