Charles Causley: Published Works


Runaway, Curwen, 1936

The Conquering Hero, Curwen, 1937

Benedict, Frederick Muller, 1938

How Pleasant to Know Mrs Lear, Frederick Muller, 1948

The Ballad of Aucassin and Nicolette, Kestrel, 1981


Farewell Aggie Weston, The Hand and Flower Press, 1951

Survivor’s Leave, The Hand and Flower Press, 1953

Union Street, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957

Johnny Allelulia, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961

Underneath the Water, Macmillan, 1968

Figure of 8, Macmillan, 1969

Figgie Hobbin, Macmillan, 1970

Collected Poems 1951-75, Macmillan, 1975

Secret Destinations, Macmillan, 1984

Early in the Morning, Viking, 1986

Twenty One Poems, Celandine Press, 1986

Jack the Treacle Eater, Macmillan, 1987

A Field of Vision, Macmillan, 1988

The Young Man of Curie, Macmillan, 1991

Bring in the Holly, Frances Lincoln, 1992

All Day Saturday, Macmillan, 1994

Going to the Fair, Viking, 1994

Collected Poems for Children, Macmillan, 1996

Selected Poems for Children, Macmillan, 1997

Collected Poems 1951-1997, Macmillan, 1997

Collected Poems 1951-2000, Macmillan, 2000

I Had a Little Cat, Macmillan, 2009


Hands to Dance, Carroll & Nicholson, 1951

Both Sides of the Tamar, Bossiney, 1974

Dick Whittington, Puffin, 1976

Last King of Cornwall, Hodder & Stoughton, 1978

Hands to Dance & Skylark, Robson, 1979

Causley at 70, Peterloo, 1987

The Merrymaid of Zennor, Orchard, 1999


An Octave: poems by Siegfried Sasson, The Shenval Press, 1966

Selected Poems by Frances Bellerby, Enithorman Press, 1970

Those First Affections, Routledge & Keegan Paul, 1979

A Book of West Cornwall by Baring-Gould, Wildwood House, 1981

Poetry Please, Dent, 1985

Western Morning Views, Harbour Books, 1985

Soho Squares, Bloomsbury, 1991

Adventures After School, Macmillan, 1997

As Editor

Peninsula, Macdonald, 1957

Rising Early, Brockhampton, 1964

Modern Folk Ballads, Vista, 1966

In the Music I Hear, ARC, 1970

Oats and Beans and Barley, ARC, 1971

Dawn & Dusk, Brockhampton, 1972

Puffin Book of Magic Verse, Kestrel Books, 1974

Puffin Book of Salt-Sea Verse, Puffin, 1978

Batsford Book of Stories in Verse, Batsford, 1979

The Sun, Dancing, Puffin, 1984


Twenty Five Poems, Keepsake, 1980

Schondilie, New Broom Private Press, 1982

Kings’ Children, Mid-Northumberland Arts Group, 1986