We’re excited to reveal the covers for our four new English textbooks which will be available very soon: This Is Poetry: Higher Level 2019, This Is Poetry: Ordinary Level 2019, Macbeth and Seasons.
Both editions of This Is Poetry feature brand-new cover design, fully revised exercises geared towards the Leaving Cert, plus all the Forum features you’ve come to know and love:
- The full texts of all poems prescribed for the 2019 Leaving Cert
- Detailed and accessible notes for every poem
- Thematic overview of each poet’s work
- Glossary of poetry terms and ideas
Meanwhile, our second edition of Macbeth has been completely revised. Featuring a fresh, contemporary design, thought-provoking and fun exercises, and in-depth essays on character, theme and language, our essential guide brings Shakespeare’s classic to life.
Finally, our new edition of the multi-year anthology Seasons contains all the poems prescribed for both Higher and Ordinary Level from 2019 to 2022. Presented in an eye-catching full-colour design, the book contains exercises on each poem designed to draw out a personal response. With a free CD containing comprehensive notes on each poem, Seasons is ideal for book rental schemes.
For a sneak preview of each new title, check out the pdf samples below:
This Is Poetry: Higher Level 2019 sample
This Is Poetry: Ordinary Level 2019 sample
We’re excited to announce that our new range of Leaving Cert English titles have arrived from the printer and are ready to go! Our shiny new edition of Hamlet, as well as the 2017 higher and ordinary level editions of This Is Poetry, are making their way to all good bookshops and can also be ordered directly from our website.
Hamlet has been completely revamped from our first edition in 2009. As well as the fully annotated text of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, the book is packed full of exercises and essays on characters, themes, language and imagery. The gorgeous new design presents the information in a clear and accessible manner:
This Is Poetry: Higher Level 2017 has also been totally redesigned from the 2016 edition. This time around, we have a renewed focus on the thematic threads and stylistic features of each poet’s work, plus exercises, glossaries and essays, all beautifully presented in this 450+ page book.
As for This Is Poetry: Ordinary Level 2017, we’ve built on last year’s revised edition, with an extensive new sample answers section and the same stunning design. Just look at this spread accompanying the Joseph Woods poem, ‘Letting the Cat Out of the Bag’:
We’re delighted with our new suite of books, and we hope you enjoy them too!