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Carol Ann Duffy - Books by Carol Ann Duffy, first woman Poet Laureate.

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Armistice: A Laureate
    Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571347087 | ISBN 10: 0571347088

    The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but ‘the Great War’ would not as hoped be ‘the war to end all wars’.   In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
    Collected Poems - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781447231752 | ISBN 10: 1447231759

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sincerity by Carol Ann Duffy
    Sincerity - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509893423 | ISBN 10: 1509893423

    The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet.   Sincerity is Duffy’s final collection of poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)
    Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509897087 | ISBN 10: 1509897089

    In Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned a selection of the UK's most loved and lauded poets to each write a poem in celebration of books and bookshops - the worlds they hold, the freedoms ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Bees - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852925 | ISBN 10: 1509852921

    The new collection from the Poet Laureate.  The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of new poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize-winning Rapture. After the intimate focus of the earlier ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Other Country by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Other Country - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852932 | ISBN 10: 150985293x

    An early collection from the Poet Laureate, published for the first time by Picador.  As with her later collections, The Other Country takes its readers on a journey that is both familiar yet surreal. Escorting us to 'the other country' - that is ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World
    The World's Wife - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852666 | ISBN 10: 1509852662

    This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.   Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk. The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
    Rapture - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852789 | ISBN 10: 1509852786

    Carol Ann Duffy's seventh collection is a book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony, but what sets these poems apart is Duffy's refusal to simplify the contradictions and transformations of love - infatuation, longing, passion, co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso's Noel - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lea Maupetit

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509848195 | ISBN 10: 1509848193

    A sweet winter light blushed as Pablo Picasso walked his dog under the cypress trees and the bell of the old chapel guessed at the hour. It was Christmas Eve.'   Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem, Pablo Picasso's Noel foll ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Map and the Clock: A Laureate
    The Map and the Clock: A Laureate's Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland - by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571277094 | ISBN 10: 0571277098

    The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands.   Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology gathers fourteen centuries of extraordin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy
    Feminine Gospels - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852918 | ISBN 10: 1509852913

    In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on women's experience - both personal and historical - to entertain and challenge through poems which celebrate, elegise and eroticise the female condition. � With an architecture of longer poems on bea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Standing Female Nude by Carol Ann Duffy
    Standing Female Nude - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509824960 | ISBN 10: 1509824960

    Carol Ann Duffy's outstanding first collection, Standing Female Nude, introduced readers to all they would come to love about her poetry. From lovers to wives to war photographers, the poems it contains range from the delicately poignant to the fierc ... more

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  • Cover image of book The King of Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne
    The King of Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509834570 | ISBN 10: 1509834575

    On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wren Boys by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Wren Boys - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447271482 | ISBN 10: 1447271483

    Following Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday, The Christmas Truce and Another Night Before Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy continues her annual tradition of writing a delightful and original Christmas poem. This festive poem is about the Wren Boys of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Faery Tales by Carol Ann Duffy
    Faery Tales - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £20.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571314270 | ISBN 10: 0571314279

    Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty.   Disappear to faraway lands of wicked witches, evil monsters and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dorothy Wordsworth
    Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447271505 | ISBN 10: 1447271505

    A wonderful new Christmas poem from the Poet Laureate.  Following Bethlehem, Wenceslas, The Christmas Truce, Another Night Before Christmas and Mrs Scrooge, the Poet Laureate offers another delightful and original Christmas poem.   Full ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Stephen Raw
    Ritual Lighting: Laureate Poems - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Stephen Raw

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447274506 | ISBN 10: 1447274504

    Carol Ann Duffy has been Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom since May 2009. In her first five years, she has written brilliant, challenging, lyrical and relevant poetry about people, places and significant moments, past and present.  From Chauc ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Princess
    The Princess' Blankets - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Catherine Hyde

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848771611 | ISBN 10: 1848771614

    A powerful new fairy tale of a princess who cannot get warm, no matter what is done for her. A stranger with cold eyes brings her the earth's blanket, the forest's blanket, the ocean's blanket and more, but nothing can warm the cold princess until on ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy
    Mean Time - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780330516778 | ISBN 10: 0330516779

    In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life.  These are powerf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
    Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447226123 | ISBN 10: 1447226127

    Carol Ann Duffys wonderful new Christmas poem takes us to the little town of Bethlehem on a momentous night. This small hardback book contains more than twenty beautiful illustrations by Alice Stevenson, making it the perfect stocking-filler this Ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
    Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £5.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781447212027 | ISBN 10: 1447212029

    Beginning with the Kings Cook, who is preparing a sumptuous Christmas Pie, Wenceslas takes us to a medieval feast. The lords and ladies are at their places, the wine is in full flow, the musicians are playing in the gallery and the entertainment has ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts
    The Christmas Truce - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts

    £6.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781447206408 | ISBN 10: 1447206401

    A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David Roberts. Down at the front, on a cold winters night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
    Another Night Before Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937

    A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.  Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
    Love Poems - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330512725 | ISBN 10: 0330512722

    A selection of dazzling love poems from the Poet Laureate. Whether writing of longing or adultery, seduction or simple homely acts of love, Carol Ann Duffy brings to her readers the truth of each experience. Her poetry speaks of tangled, heated p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds
    Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds

    £5.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330515115 | ISBN 10: 033051511x

    A modern Christmas tale from the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Posy Simmonds.   With her husband, Ebenezer, now doornail dead, the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Jane Ray
    The Lost Happy Endings - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Jane Ray

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747581062 | ISBN 10: 0747581061

    Short-listed for the 2008 Kate Greenaway Medal. A rousing tale of story telling, bravery and witches! What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories imagine the tears at bedtime! A fantastic and magical tale about what happens w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oldest Girl in the World by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Oldest Girl in the World - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £7.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780571205769 | ISBN 10: 0571205763

    In Duffy's second collection for children, we are trained by the oldest girl in the world to be alert to every one of our senses. Meet a bad princess, and a king of snide, discover spells to get rid of unwanted pests, and learn that transformation is ... more

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