The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

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Happy mother’s day with The World’s Wife

Who needs flowers when you can chuckle through Carol Ann Duffy’s very funny (and equally serious) collection of poems celebrating the women in the shadows of their ‘great’ men? Through stories, myths and fairy tales we hear from the plus-ones: Mrs Faust, Frau Freud, Anne Hathaway, Mrs Icarus, Mrs Darwin and many more. A perfect way to start Mother’s day.

7 April 1852

Went to the Zoo.

I said to Him –

Something about that Chimpanzee over there reminds me of you.

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