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A tour of the Archive with Robert Cole

Poetry springs to life in recordings such as those curated in the Archive. Poems have a perfectly respectable...

Featured Guided Tours

Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets

Porphyria's Lover

Robert Browning

read by Anthony Thwaite

Shall I compare thee to...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton