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(poetry) "Collected Poems". New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. ISBN 0374126534
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Sir John Betjeman
Did You Know?
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."
He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1960 Queen's Honours List and awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1969 Queen's Honours List for his services to literature.