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Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the W.H. Smith Award.

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High Windows by Philip Larkin
High Windows
Philip Larkin
A collection, which includes some of Larkin's best-known pieces ( The Old Fools, This Be the Verse, The Explosion, and the title poem) showing the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2011
The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin by Philip Larkin
The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin
Reviewed and selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin. As one of the most celebrated and revered poets of the twentieth century, it is surprising that as comprehensive a book as The Complete Poems of Larkin has taken until...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970

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