From former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy comes the tale of a young princess who can never feel warm, a worried king and queen, a stranger in black with hard gray eyes, and a musician with a kind and good heart. Carol Ann Duffy's powerful fairy tale explores the depths of human fears, frailty and love, complemented by atmospheric paintings by acclaimed artist Catherine Hyde.
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Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She has published six collections of poems for adults and has received many awards. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for best collection for Mean Time. The World's Wife received the E. M. Forster Award in America. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry atMore about Carol Ann Duffy