The World's Wife

4.14 based on 2232 ratings & 154 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 13.07.2017
ISBN: 9781509853403
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.

Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk.
The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore.

Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection.

Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.

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Duffy takes a cheeky, subversive, no-nonsense swipe with a dish clout at the famous men of history and myth. They don't have a chance in hell of dodging her quick-witted wallop as she relays their stories from their spouse's points of view
The Times
This book is going to be a hit, and can only consolidate Duffy's position as one of the most widely read British poets of her generation
Herald
The World's Wife is a joyous exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history
Guardian