The World's Wife

4.14 based on 2292 ratings & 158 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.

In the media

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
These thirty poems vibrate with intense colloquialisms, physicality, energy, freshness and cheek. Many of them are very funny... the best are inventive, subversive and written with great rhythmical and rhyming dash
Sunday Telegraph
The World's Wife is a joyous exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history
Guardian