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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

The Rime of the Ancient...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

read by Kit Wright

To the Poor

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

read by Denise Riley