Book Reviews

Here are a few things the press have written about Daisy’s books…

Essential Poems for Britain

“Five of the 10 current bestselling poetry titles are Daisy Goodwin anthologies … and tomorrow the Nigella of verse launches a fleet of Essential Poems titles … headed by Essential Poems for Britain … Only Delia Smith in cookery books in her heyday matched this dominance of a sector – and, as anthologist, beguiling TV advocate and 2003 Forward judge, Goodwin is as influential in selecting literary goodies as Delia in converting the nation to cranberries.” Times Online

My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin

My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin

My Last Duchess, By Daisy Goodwin

Reviewed by Arifa Akbar
Friday, 21 January 2011
Cora Cash is, as her name suggests, a rich American heiress with the youth and beauty to have her pick of the world’s most eligible bachelors. But because this is the turn of the 20th century, when it is all the rage for nouveau American scions to marry impoverished European blue-bloods, Cora’s aspirational mother whisks her off to England so that this Anglo-American transaction can take place.

Cora ends up – against all her mother’s plans – not playing the game but falling in love. In this lively and intelligent debut novel, Daisy Goodwin takes the eccentricities of a decadent age (when billionaire Americans sought footholds into upper-class European society) and breathes romance into it. The effect is historical novel-cum-Dynasty. Independent Newspaper

101 Poems That Could Save Your Life

“Here´s to Daisy Goodwin who collected all these tough, funny, angry, consoling antidotes to the demons of the average day.” Diane Sawyer.

“organized by daily travail, from “First date” and “First wrinkle” to “Staying married,” “Stressed out” and “Successfully single”… An Anthology of Emotional First Aid may make for a point-of-sale panacea this Valentine’s Day” Publisher’s Weekly

101 Poems to Help you Understand Men (and Women)

“… is a sometimes witty … always thought-provoking guide … a portable gathering of wise advice for every readership” Time Out.