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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

Epitaph on a Hare

William Cowper

read by Andrew Motion

My mistress' eyes...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton