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The World's Wife

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A 2011 World Book Night selection.

Looks at the real movers and shakers across history, myth and legend. Witty and thought-provoking, this is a tongue-in-cheek, no-holds-barred look at the real movers and shakers across history, myth and legend. If you have ever wondered how, exactly, Darwin came up with his theory of evolution, or what, precisely, Frau Freud thought about her husband, then this is the book for you.

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Synopsis

The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

That saying? Behind every famous man ...? From Mrs Midas to Queen Kong, from Elvis' twin sister to Pygmalion's bride, they're all here, in Carol Ann Duffy's inspired and inspirational collection, The World's Wife.

Reviews

'Inventive, subversive and written with great rhythmical and rhyming dash' - Sunday Telegraph

'Carol Ann Duffy reveals the foibles of the great, the ghastly and the ordinary bloke, and the sufferings of those closest to them. The result is a melange of history lesson, fairy-tale and modern-day domestic tragedy, with the occasional joke thrown in for good measure' - Scotsman

About the Author

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 and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th September 2000

Author

Carol Ann Duffy

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Author's Website

www.carolannduffy.co.uk/

Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9780330372220

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