Meet the romantics and the unromantics, the passionate and the fainthearted, the tragic and the comic, in all their lyrical glory. This anthology explores the full range of emotions inspired by poetry's most popular subject: love.Antonia Fraser has made a touching, inspired and wonderfully diverse selection. Poems range from the fifteenth century to the present, from ballads to sonnets to modern verse. Included alongside well-known classics by Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, are contemporary poems by Kathleen Jamie, John Burnside and Carol Ann Duffy, illuminating the ways of the heart in all its forms.
Lady Antonia Fraser (Pinter)'s most recent biography is the internationally bestselling Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2006), which was made into a film directed by Sofia Coppola; she has also written Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King, Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell: Our Chief of Men and Charles II, as well as a short study, King James VI & I, in the Kings and Queen of England series she edits. She has written three studies of women in history, The Weaker Vessel, The Warrior Queens and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Lady Antonia Fraser has received the Wolfson History Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the 2000 Medallion of the Historical Association.