A Loaf Of Bread, A Jug Of Wine

Five narrative poems.

Episodes

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01The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam2002012120020331

Edward Fitzgerald's popular Westernised "translation" of the classical Persian verses, read by Sam Dastor

02The Pied Piper Of Hamelin2002012220020407

Andrew Sachs reads Robert Browning's vivid retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale of the abduction of the children of Hamelin.

03Isabella, Or The Pot Of Basil2002012320020414

Phyllida Nash reads an abridgement of John Keats' gruesome tale of love, murder and mourning.

04King Robert Of Sicily2002012420020421

A medieval morality tale reworked by Longfellow into a rousing story of pride brought low.

Read by Stephen Thorne

05 LASTAutobiography2002012520020428

By .

An archive recording of the Liverpool poet, who died just over a year ago, reading the first part of his memoir in poetry.