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Horace and Me, by Harry Eyres - review

6 July 2013

9:00 AM

6 July 2013

9:00 AM

Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet Harry Eyres

Bloomsbury, pp.239, £16.99

After Zorba the Greek, here comes Horace the Roman. The peasant Zorba, you’ll remember from the film, releases uptight, genteel Alan Bates from his cage of repressed Englishness. Now it’s Horace, the Augustan lyric poet, releasing another repressed Englishman: Harry Eyres, Old Etonian scholar, Cambridge graduate, poet and author of the ‘Slow Lane’ column in the Financial Times.

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