Betjeman


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Betjeman

Sir John. 1906--84, English poet, noted for his nostalgic and humorous verse and essays and for his concern for the preservation of historic buildings, esp of the Victorian era. Poet laureate (1972--84)
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Betjeman's first book of verse, Mount Zion, appeared in 1933.
But she also gives full credit to the practical help and support services she's had from Betjeman and Barton headquarters in Paris - she has a contract of exclusivity with them for the B and B stores in Italy.
The poet and critic John Betjeman and the visual artist John Piper were good friends for much of their adult lives.
The real threat posed by thoughtless, depressing developments of the sort criticised by Betjeman is the numbing and brutalising impact they can have on the minds and souls of the people who have to live and work in them.
IT'S the Midland manufacturing town that once drew the admiration of the late great poet Sir John Betjeman.
The late Kingsley Amis said; "Thomas reduces the work of other poets to footling whimsy." Neither Betjeman nor Amis can be said to have had any Welsh axe to grind.
Poems in the Porch: The Radio Poems of John Betjeman. Kevin J.
Morse teases out the Victorian roots of Betjeman (1906-84), celebrated as Britain's most popular poet laureate since Tennyson.
1972 Sir John Betjeman became Britain's Poet Laureate
John Lycett-Green, the grandson of late Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, said he could not understand why the brothers want to fight in Iraq.