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Description - Mrs Scrooge by Carol Ann Duffy

A modern Christmas tale from the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Posy SimmondsWith her husband, Ebenezer, now "doornail dead", the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumerism and waste. Spoilsport! shout the passers-by as they load up their shopping carts with Christmas goodies. Just as Ebenezer did, Mrs Scrooge keeps to her frugal ways... But with the current state of the world, perhaps Mrs Scrooge has the right idea.That night, alone in her bed with Catchit the cat beside her, Mrs Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As each in succession takes her by the hand and sweeps through the scenes of her life, Mrs Scrooge learns not only what the "Christmas Spirit" really means, but the nature of the real gifts we give and receive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330515115
ISBN-10: 033051511X
Format: Hardback
(138mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E M Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T S Eliot Prize for Rapture. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.

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