`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
`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'
`For a short history lesson to make children understand and grown men weep, Carol Ann Duffy's The Christmas Truce, illustrated by David Roberts, is beautiful' --Independent on Sunday `Books of the Year'
About the Author
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.