Released on 17 November 2016.
Illustrated by David Roberts
Down at the Front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold . . .
Carol Ann Duffy's brilliant poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man's Land.
With gorgeous colour illustrations by David Roberts, this special, full size edition of The Christmas Truce is a Christmas gift to treasure.
Carol Ann Duffy
by Carol Ann Duffy and illustrated by David RobertsPoetry is designed to be read aloud – to be chanted, to be sung, to be recited. Although a poem is powerful on paper, it is unforgettable through voice.