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The World's Wife


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The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
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What did Mrs Midas think? Or Queen Kong? Read all about it in Carol Ann Duffy's hugely successful, tender and entertaining collection."The World's Wife is a joyous, exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history: wives such as Mrs Pilate, Mrs Aesop, Mrs Darwin, Mrs Faust, Frau Freud, Mrs Quasimodo; women usually defined by their men - Delilah, Anne Hathaway, Eurydice; and retellings of old stories in which the lead changes sex - Queen Kong, the Kray Sisters and Elvis' twin sister, the nun." (The Guardian)

Author Biography

Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. She grew up in Stafford and then attended the University of Liverpool. She was awarded both the Forward and the Whitbread Prize for Mean Time (1993). Her Selected Poems are published by Penguin and her poems for children by Faber, who have recently published Meeting Midnight. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She currently lives in Manchester where she lectures in poetry for The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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September 8th, 2000
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United Kingdom
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