Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday
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Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday

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Description

It is Christmas Eve, 1799, and Dorothy Wordsworth is awake in the dead of night. She stands outside in the winter cold, waiting patiently.

When the new day breaks it will bring family and friends to Dorothy's door. For tomorrow is a double joy: tomorrow is her Christmas Birthday.

Carol Ann Duffy's wonderful poem Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday takes us to the frozen landscape of the Lake District, where a merry celebration is about to begin in the Wordsworths' cottage.

Gorgeously illustrated by Tom Duxbury, this festive poem evokes the snowy Lake District as Dorothy celebrates her birthday with her brother William Wordsworth and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 127 x 138 x 9mm | 120g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market ed
  • 1447271505
  • 9781447271505
  • 173,939

Review quote

Duffy's spellbinding verse, spiced with witty, wintry illustrations, recaptures a magic most of us left behind in childhood -- Maggie Fergusson * Intelligent Life * A tiny time machine that transports us to a frosty Cumberland in 1799 * Independent *
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About Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, the PEN Pinter Prize, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. Her other beautifully illustrated Christmas poems include Mrs Scrooge, Another Night Before Christmas, The Christmas Truce, Wenceslas, Bethlehem and The Wren-Boys. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. Her collections include The World's Wife, Love Poems, Rapture and The Bees which won the Costa Poetry Award.
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Rating details

134 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (48)
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2 7% (10)
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