(poetry) "Collected Poems". New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. ISBN 0374126534
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Sir John Betjeman
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Shortly before his death, when he was wheelchair-bound following a heart-attack and a stroke, and suffering from Parkinson's, he was asked whether he had any regrets about his life - what he had done or hadn't done. "I haven't had enough sex," he replied. And on his writing, he said "I like writing poetry. But I'm not certain that it's any good. I only hope to heaven it is. Time will tell."
Having been bullied at school during World War I because of his German surname (Betjemann), he changed the spelling to Betjeman.