From Dr Spock to Gina Ford, every generation has had its childcare expert eager to pass on their advice about how best to bring up baby. Should we leave them to cry in a cot or sleep three in a bed? Should we feed on demand or only according to a strict routine? The advice can vary dramatically – and most parents agree leaves you at best flummoxed and at worst feeling a guilty failure. This is the book all new parents really want. Written by a mother who tried to follow the advice herself, Daisy Goodwin shows how they can’t all be right.
In this extraordinary memoir, the contrasts between Argentina and England serve as a metaphor for the clashes in the author’s life, caught between two parents, two countries and two cultures. Intensely personal, funny and unsentimental, ‘The Silver River’ explores universal questions about families, identity and growing up in a way that has never been done before.
Poetry is essential, and Daisy Goodwin told us why in Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With).
Essential Love Poems of Daisy Goodwin (DVD)
This series was transmitted from 14-18 February 2003, and looks at how poets from William Shakespeare and Andrew Marvell to Maya Angelou and Wendy Cope are still relevant today.
Starring Amanda Holden (Cutting It, A Thoroughly Modern Millie) Stephen Tompkinson (Ballykissangel, Drop the Dead Donkey)Ralf Little (2 Pints of Lager… Royle Family) Jo Whiley (Radio 1) Andrew Lincoln (Teachers, This Life)
Britain’s bestselling anthologiser of poetry turns her discerning eye on the nation’s infants, with a wonderful collection of poems, together with typically acute commentary, for reading aloud to younger children or for older ones to browse through.
A contemporary new treasury of verse for every age of life. Use this book as a recipe book for life: turn to it when you need some advice on how everything from growing up to getting old… or have it handy simply to read some of the finest poems in the English language.
A new volume of Daisy Goodwin’s bestselling blend of poetry and self-help to tie in with a major 6 part BBC poetry season presented by Daisy herself… A surefire winner in this wonderfully successful series.
A collection of love poems, chosen by Daisy Goodwin and originally broadcast on BBC2 in February 2003. Based on Goodwin’s popular book, the collection covers poems from Shakespeare to Wendy Cope, and the readers include Christopher Lee, Anna Massey, Mathew MacFadyan and Hermione Norris.
101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night): A Survival Kit for Modern Life
More witty and stylish poetic therapy for the Venus and Mars generation. This is the happy successor to the wonderfully popular 101 Poems To Save Your Life. Published to tie in with National Poetry Week, 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night) is a witty and stylish anthology designed as an antidote to the stresses of twenty-first century living.
101 Poems to Keep You Sane: Emergency Rations for the Seriously Stressed
The poems in this collection include both classics and works by contemporary poets. With linking narratives that are upbeat, tongue-in-cheek, witty, and serious by turns, Daisy Goodwin guides the reader through the seminal points of becoming a fully-formed adult.
An anthology of poems to help you through the battle of the sexes. This book aims to be the poetic alternative to the friend at the end of the phone. Ditch “the rules”, pop psychology, scented candles, life coaches and aromatherapy. If you want to win the battle of the sexes listen to the people who know – the poets who through the ages, have been there too…
A selection of 100 popular love poems, based on a nation-wide poll. They include John Donne’s “The Good-Morrow”, Shakespeare’s sonnet “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?”, Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?”.