Wenceslas : A Christmas Poem, Hardback
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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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48 pages, col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781447212027



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Foisted, unwanted on me on Christmas Eve, a gift from Blackwells bookshop - I assumed it just wasn't selling; I took it home, read it (while listening to Blondie - much better), a retelling of Good King Wenceslaus looking out; yes, a likely underselling item, stock clearance and not generosity.

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