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Wenceslas [Kindle Edition]

Carol Ann Duffy , Stuart Kolakovic
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Beginning with the King’s 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 begun. All should be perfect. But when the good King looks up from his table he sees something more than just snow, falling deep and crisp and even . . . In reimagining the much-loved carol of King Wenceslas, Carol Ann Duffy’s wonderful new poem offers merriment and festive cheer, but also celebrates what is truly important at this special time of year: the simple acts of kindness that each of us can show another.

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Beginning with the King’s 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 begun. All should be perfect. But when the good King looks up from his table he sees something more than just snow, falling deep and crisp and even . . . In reimagining the much-loved carol of King Wenceslas, Carol Ann Duffy’s wonderful new poem offers merriment and festive cheer, but also celebrates what is truly important at this special time of year: the simple acts of kindness that each of us can show another.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4161 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (22 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7RQUVO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #194,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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. In 2009, she was appointed Poet Laureate.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My review of this book. 17 Dec 2012
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A truly delightful presentation, words and illustrations are in perfect harmony. A lovely gift. A small hand sized book with the touch of wonder throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The return of the king 7 Dec 2012
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A fabulous modern take on an old and well loved theme. I loved the humour and the drawings in particular..
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wenceclas 5 Dec 2012
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This is a beautifully llustrated small book with a lovely poem. It's small size makes it ideal for a stockng present or small gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wonderful world of kindness 29 Dec 2012
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Carol Ann Duffy has created an enchanted world to remind us to remember to be better and kinder to others. The outstanding quality of the illustrations are a delight and,once again I am uplifted by the quality of the poem and its production. Well done. A delight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beaut book 18 Dec 2012
By kitkat
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for myself and my cousin living abroad as it is small and beautiful little book and easy to post. Have bought all the little books as I love Duffy poems and they make such lovely little presents. Meaningful books with memorable illustrations and words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's So Cool 13 Dec 2012
By Carmen
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Carol captures the mood so well, my granddaughter was so captivated by her l had to read another Duffy book to her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Christmas read 2 Dec 2012
By PB100
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Very pleased with this book. great Christmas stockinf filler A A A A A A A A A A A
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wenceslas Bethlehem and Truce. 11 Feb 2014
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All three were excellent both for their illustration and Carol Duffy's use of words. I particularly liked the medieval type illustrations for the Wenceslas book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I would recommend this to any body wanting an introduction to Carol Ann Duffy's poetry. Terrific illustrations and of a size that can be slipped into the pocket.
Published 3 months ago by Peter Hart
1.0 out of 5 stars The emperor's new clothing?!
Sorry but in my humble opinion this is the biggest con around! An overlong poem giving the disgusting ingredients of the king's pie which eventually is offered to the poor man... Read more
Published 3 months ago by john8pies
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Excellent
This little book is a treasure to read. Carol Ann Duffy seems to touch language and change it to something marvellous. Read more
Published 4 months ago by peepo
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Book
Lovely Book and illustrations, would love to get whole set, book was in excellent condition, as new. Perfect for Christmas
Published 5 months ago by Gill Jarman
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful stocking filler
This little book brought me out of the consumer frenzy that is December. It calmed me down, made me smile and the last line brought a lump to my throat. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Irresponsible aunty
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Carol Ann Duffy triumph!
This is an interesting "take" on the story of Good King Wenceslas and it is beautifully illustrated. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. H. V. Minor
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Collection
Beautifully presented. A lovely short read which would make a sweet gift during the festive season. I have a lot of work by the poet laureate!
Published 14 months ago by Margaret R. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good King's Story
A beautiful little book that is crafted with Carol Ann Duffy's inspiring words, and some lovely illustrations. Would make a great Christmas gift.
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
As a great fan of Duffy's work, I was very disappointed with this poem. I had bought it as my 'Secret Santa' gift for my reading group, but didn't feel it was good enough. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Windsor
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous illustrations - the poem is not so bad either!
Entertaining verse - but what I found most entertaining were the illustrations - I kept going back to the pages, just picking-up little things I missed.
Published 15 months ago by G. Lilley
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