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9781529083958

Three Wise Men

Three Wise Men

by Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher Picador

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  • UK First Edition, First Printing


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It was the twelfth night of the winter feasts
and giant yule logs had burned without cease . . .


Seeking refuge from a snowstorm, a nameless traveller is welcomed into an ancient hall to warm their bones and fill their stomach, if they will hear the stories of three wise men and judge whom amongst them tells the truth.

What follows are three tales of despair and devotion, of indigence and immortality. A lovelorn youth plies the object of his affections with golden rings, partridges and pear trees. An elderly man, tired of life, finds himself having cheated death and quite unsure of what to do next.

An enchanting festive poem from Carol Ann Duffy, former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, and adorned with gorgeous illustrations, 
Three Wise Men is the perfect festive gift for the poetry lover in your life.

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About the Author

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow.


She grew up in Stafford and then attended the University of Liverpool, where she studied Philosophy. 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, as well as the Lannan Award and the E. M. Forster Prize in America.


In 2012 she was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. She was Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2019.

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