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Wed 18th
Jul 2018
The Housman Society
Appreciating the Life and Works of Alfred Edward Housman


And Greetings Cards (below)

Housman and Heine: A Neglected Relationship

Edited by Jeremy Bourne with translations by Gaston Hall.  Additional Studies by Linda Hart, H. R. Woudhuysen, Gaston Hall and Jeremy Bourne. Line drawings by Robin Shaw. Housman Society 2011, 136 pp paperback, £10.00

This valuable new book places a selection of the best-known poems of Heine alongside those of Housman which have a similar connection or theme. The translations, specially created by Professor Gaston Hall, are remarkable in that they echo the metre, rhyme, and emotional content of Heine’s poems. The original German, the translation, and a selected Housman poem follow each other and the book is liberally illustrated by Robin Shaw’s evocative drawings.

Housman and Heine (Book cover)

Inseparable Siblings
A Portrait of Clemence and Laurence Housman                                  

by Elizabeth Oakley
£12.95 to include postage.

Inseparable Siblings (Book cover)

The Westerly Wanderer
A Brief Life by Jeremy Bourne. Paperback £8.95

Housman's Places by Robin Shaw.
A guide, illustrated by drawings, photographs and maps, to the places important in the life of A.E. Housman. Hardback £14.99. Paperback £7.99

Unkind to Unicorns
Selected Comic Verse by A.E. Housman. Second Edition prepared by Dr Archie Burnett £7.50 Collectors' Edition £25.00.

Westminster Abbey Testimonials
A collection of Testimonials by writers, academics and politicians supporting A.E.H.'s acceptance into Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey in 1996. Paperback £5.00

An Index to Archie Burnett's Commentary on The Poems of A.E. Housman
(Oxford: Clarendon Press 1997) by Paul Naiditch £4.00

Soldier, I wish you well
by Jeremy Bourne. Paperback £9.50.
The military poems of A.E. Housman and the Letters from Burma of his brother George Herbert.

Three Bromsgrove Poets
An Anthology of poems by A.E. Housman, Geoffrey Hill and Molly Holden. Paperback £7.50

The Name and Nature of Poetry.
The Leslie Stephen Lecture delivered by A.E. Housman in Cambridge in 1933. Paperback £5.00.

OTHER BOOKS available from the Society:

The Invention of Love
Tom Stoppard's play (1997) with A.E. Housman as the central character. Paperback 8.99

The Land of Lost Content
The landscape of Housman's poetry by Jane Allsopp. Paperback £10.99

A Shropshire Lad.
Pocket edition published by Palmers Press at £4.00.

A Shropshire Lad with photographs
by Gareth B. Thomas.
Published by Merlin Books to celebrate A.E. Housman's 150th birthday. Gareth Thomas's evocative photographs brilliantly illustrate Housman's lyrical verse.. £20.00 including postage. Frontispiece reproduced.
frontpiece (63K)

Prints of the Francis Dodd Portrait of Housman and a postcard version are available at £10.00 and £1.00 for 5 respectively. Also there is a postcard of Bromsgrove buildings associated with Housman at £1.00 for 5, as well as tapes, paperweights and other items of merchandise.

Greetings Cards

Nine high quality Greetings Cards
with a Housman poem illustrated by Shropshire scenes,
are available at:
  • 1 card: £1.50 each
  • 4 cards: £5.00 plus £1.00 p&p
  • Set of 9 cards: £10.00 plus £1.00 p&p

  1. Yon twelve winded sky
  2. The quietest places under the sun
  3. Ludlow Tower
  4. Coloured Counties
  5. Caer Caradoc
  1. When smoke stood up from Ludlow
  2. Loveliest of trees
  3. Is my team ploughing
  4. Blue remembered hills

Examples below, click to enlarge

Yon twelve winded sky
1. Yon twelve winded sky
The quietest places under the sun
2. The quietest places under the sun
Ludlow Tower
3. Ludlow Tower
Coloured Counties
4. Coloured Counties
Caer Caradoc
5. Caer Caradoc
When smoke stood up from Ludlow
6. When smoke stood up from Ludlow
Loveliest of trees
7. Loveliest of trees
Is my team ploughing
8. Is my team ploughing
Blue remembered hills
9. Blue remembered hills