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Andrew Motion
Interview by Euan Ferguson published in: The Observer, 23 July 2000: "Ode to a right royal charmer"
Andrew Motion
Interview by Robert McCrum, The Observer, 15 September 2002: "Laureate and hardy"

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Born: October 26, 1952 (age 65)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, novelist, biographer

Bio: Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. In 2012 Sir Andrew became President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England taking over from Bill Bryson.

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We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.

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