The book you listen to

Poets for Pleasure: John Donne (Hodder Headline, pounds 7.99) is a quite excellent selection of Donne's love poems, sacred poetry and prose, with a useful short introduction. Luminously read by Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, by turn passionate, teasing, furious and philosophical.

The Nation's Favourite Poems (BBC, 2hrs, pounds 7.99) is an exhilarating enough canter, although its hard to come freshly to poems like ''To Daffodils'' and ''To Autumn'' and there is the odd annoying emphasis (''I will arise and go now ...''). But a great way to relearn the bits you've forgotten. Christina Hardyment

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