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A tour of the Archive with Louise Joy

Since I spend much of my time rooting around in the eighteenth century, this is where I headed first. Hearing poems...

Featured Guided Tours

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

Now Sleeps the Crimson...

Alfred Tennyson

read by Andrew Motion

Jordan

George Herbert

read by Lavinia Greenlaw