The World's Wife

by Carol Ann Duffy

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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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The World's Wife Synopsis

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.

The World's Wife Press 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

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ISBN: 9780330372220
Publication date: 08/09/2000
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330372220
Publication date: 8th September 2000
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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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 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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