A poem by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, celebrating the magic of Christmas during World War One. Published as a large format book with colour illustrations by David Roberts
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. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize.
A short history lesson to make children learn and grown men weep * Independent on Sunday *