Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection


duration – 56m 41s

Born an outcast, crippled by deformity & in constant pain, forbidden by law to go to University or live in London, Alexander Pope nonetheless came to tower over English literature, creating some of the most beautiful poetry in the language AND even inventing our idea of the perfect English landscape garden. This is an inspiring story of struggle, triumph & imagination. Recorded in one take for llive broadcast by Resonance FM.

suitable for adults & teenagers who are interested in literature, history, garden design, architecture


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If you enjoyed this you’ll love “The Unseen Force” which tells the story of A O Hume, an English civil servant whose work contributed to India’s liberation from British Rule & keep your eyes peeled for “Tongues Of Flame”, the riveting story of Capt. Sir Richard F Burton, soldier, spy, explorer & pioneer…

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