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By Edward Lear, published by Templar, RRP £5.99
What’s the story: The absurd and fanciful verses of this poem has enchanted generations of readers, children and adults alike. Lear wrote the poem for a three-year-old girl, Janet Symonds, the daughter of Lear's friend poet John Addington Symonds.
Why we love it: The richness of language and the comical and quirky characters amuse both the reader and the listener. Completely mad with rhymes galore. Whoever heard of an owl and a pussy cat falling in love and being married by a pig?!
First published: 2006 (poem first published in 1871)
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