The Bees

Carol Ann Duffy

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2012 Winner

Costa Poetry Award

2012 Nominee

Scottish Book Awards Poetry Award

2012 Nominee

Saltire Society Book of the Year Award

2012 Nominee

T. S. Eliot Prize

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21 September 2017
96 pages

A critically acclaimed collection from Carol Ann Duffy, her first as Poet Laureate.

Beautiful and moving poetry for the real world

Jeanette Winterson - Guardian

Wonderful . . . a poet alert to every sound and shape of language

Sunday Telegraph

Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself