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The Wren-Boys

(2015)
A collection of poems by

 
It is a cold day in Ireland, the 26th of December; frost lies thick on the blackthorn. A man walks the just-waking village, banging on every door, summoning the boys. Today is St. Stephen's Day, when legend has it that the Saint was betrayed by a wren's call, and the boys are off to the forest where they hope to find the traitorous bird and capture it by nightfall. But what will they do if their prey escapes them?

Inspired by the many myths of the wren and the Irish tradition of hunting it, Carol Ann Duffy's beautiful new Christmas poem takes us on a chase through a snowy, rural landscape and ends with a merry celebration.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Wren-Boys
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-4472-7148-3 / 978-1-4472-7148-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Wren-Boys
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   

November 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Wren-Boys
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Wren-Boys
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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