Published: 1980


The British In Love

An amorously autobiographical anthology of poetry and prose, with illustrations by Don Grant

This is a love anthology of poetry and prose on the subject of romantic love, taken from writers from the British Isles.


A little note from Jilly:

Unfortunately this book is out of print and is no longer being published. However, you may be able to purchase a copy from a used bookseller or a second-hand marketplace such as AbeBooks, Amazon, Ebay or World of Books.

Brilliant... as well as adorable

John Betjeman

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This little anthology of British poetry is beautifully curated by someone who is deeply moved by the art, and celebrates love with all the majesty, humour and sadness that the English language and the British Isles can bring to bear.


Usual Jilly Cooper. Terrific read. Not to be missed


A joyful and amusing read for lovers of all ages, in fact the ideal book to take to bed and share.


I read this book when it first came out in 1981. It inspired my love for British Literature, so much so that I completed a minor in English.