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The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
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A poem by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, celebrating the magic of Christmas during World War One. Published as a large format book with colour illustrations by David Roberts

Down at the Front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold . . .

Carol Ann Duffy's brilliant new poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man's Land.

This special, full size edition of The Christmas Truce is a Christmas gift to treasure.

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A poem by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, celebrating the magic of Christmas during World War One. Published as a large format book with colour illustrations by David Roberts

Reviews

‘A sublime stocking filler to last a lifetime for 10+ is Carol Ann Duffy’s poem The Christmas Truce, illustrated by David Roberts, about the night in the First World War in which British and German soldiers sang carols and played football in no man’s land’ --Amanda Craig, The Times

‘Duffy fans can both enjoy for themselves and give to all their friends her new poem, The Christmas Truce, lovely words perfectly matched by David Roberts’s illustrations. Stocking fillers rarely have such substance’ --Boyd Tonkin, Independent

‘The sound of sleigh bells on adverts might be driving you mad, so switch off the telly and curl up with Carol Ann Duffy’s The Christmas Truce. Log fire optional’ In Style magazine Advent Calendar

Author description

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, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize.


David Roberts has earned great acclaim for his distinctive illustrations. His previous work includes collaborations with his sister Lynn on retellings of several classic fairy stories – their book LITTLE RED was shortlisted for the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2006 he won the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in MOUSE NOSES ON TOAST. David's first collaboration with Julia Donaldson

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General Fields

  • : 9781447218449
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : September 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : Carol Ann Duffy
  • : Hardback
  • : Main market ed.
  • : David Roberts
  • : en
  • : 821.92
  • : 48