They’re here!

ImageWe don’t want to blow our own trumpet, but we’re pretty pleased with the latest additions to the Forum shelf: This Is Poetry Higher Level 2016, This Is Poetry Ordinary Level 2016, King Lear and Expression. They arrived fresh from the printers in the past few days and we must admit that we’re besotted with these gems.

We put a lot of work into them, after all. We mulled over every question and exercise, every solioquy and stanza. Now, as we flip through these crisp pages and breathe in the lovely ‘new book smell’ we know it was worth the effort.TIPHL16

The first thing you might notice about the 2016 Higher Level poetry book is its glossy new cover design. We think it’s rather beautiful, but don’t worry, it still packs 430+ pages of high-powered poetry goodness. This includes all of the poems for the Higher Level 2016 course, an array of thought-provoking questions and some 260 pages’ worth of analysis, poet biographies, sample answers and revision guides.

We pulled out all the stops for the Ordinary Level 2016 anthology too. We’ve totally revised and improved this book and it’s now – literally – twice the book it once was. As well as updating the notes, we’ve packed it with heaps of new pre-reading, comprehension, analytical and post-reading questions and exercises. Our thorough and accessible approach to poetry will help students of all abilities tackle literary masterpieces from likes of Yeats, Eliot, Plath and Dickinson.

Like its Higher Level sibling, the Ordinary Level 2016 textbook has been transformed. The visually appealing design of this book beautifully complements the poetry within and will inspire readers to see poetry in the creative light it deserves!

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If Shakespeare is your biggest challenge then fear not, we’ve got your back. Our revised second edition of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy King Lear will stand you in good stead. In this updated version, we chart, scene-by-scene, the development of every character, plot twist, theme and motif so that everyone can appreciate and understand the plight of the king who was ‘more sinned against than sinning’.

Expression is the newcomer to our catalogue. This helpful and practical book will be replacing our popular guide to comprehension and composition, This Is Paper 1. We still have a few copies of the latter remaining, for anyone who needs it, but we think Expression will satisfy all of your Paper 1 quandaries. Suitable for both higher and ordinary level students, this book is full of sample paragraphs, essays, speeches and a range of exercises that will help you to navigate the tricky challenges of Leaving Cert English Paper 1.

So, there you have it. All four books are available today and winging their way to bookshops nationwide. Or for those of you who prefer to purchase online directly from us, please feel free to visit our website!Lear, Expression and poetry book covers

  • This Is Poetry Higher Level 2016 RRP €21.49
  • This Is Poetry Ordinary Level 2016 RRP €13.49
  • King Lear RRP €14.95
  • Expression RRP €15.70