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The Christmas Truce By Carol Ann Duffy David Roberts,

  • Title: The Christmas Truce
  • Author: Carol Ann Duffy David Roberts
  • ISBN: 9781447206408
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David RobertsDown at the front, on a cold winter s night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man Belief was in the air Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold.Carol Ann Duffy s brilliant new poem celA new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David RobertsDown at the front, on a cold winter s night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man Belief was in the air Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold.Carol Ann Duffy s brilliant new poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man s Land.
    The Christmas Truce A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate illustrated by David RobertsDown at the front on a cold winter s night in amidst the worst war the world had ever seen an

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    1. Beautifully illustrated and told, Duffy effortlessly provides two poignant sides to the same story The humanity which reaches right from the page conjures up immediately a harsh winter and innocent men who know not what the next day might bring them As with all of her work, Duffy has created something which is than just a jumble of words in a page made to fit a rhythm or style Instead there is something which rewinds the clock, makes history pulse with the present that we too might experience t [...]

    2. A small and short book, so a short review A single poem about a Christmas truce on a first world war battlefield from the Poet Laureate Nicely illustrated by David Roberts Can be read in 10 minutes In a copse of trees behind the lines a lone bird sang A soldier poet noted it down a robin holding his winter ground then silence spread and touched each man like a hand A nice cheap present for a book lover at Christmas.

    3. This is excellent, thoughtful, a good contrast to the usual Christmas cheer which I love , and something I will read every Christmas As usual, Carol ANn Duffy writes brilliantly well and brings both sides of the trenches to life, showing the soldiers as people with lives, homes and families Atmospheric and moving.

    4. Randomly listened to this being read out today yes, I know, it s weird to do on the first day of spring but it just happened , I remember going to a reading by Carol Ann Duffy a while ago when she spoke about it, glad I finally read heard it.Needless to say, it is stunning I ll be picking this up towards the end of the year.

    5. A short poem by Carol Ann Duffy that can be read in 10mins Based on the first world war in the trenches at Christmas.A touching poem made even touching by the illustrations by David Roberts.I saw it for 3 instead of 10 99 at waterstones in the summer so I bought it and kept it to read in December.A cute read that I will keep to read again.

    6. A little sombre in tone but lovely writing as always from the Poet Laureate I really loved the illustrations by David Roberts though, they re beautiful These books are always my favourite stocking fillers

    7. This is so touching It made me want to cry Reading it on Christmas Day presently whilst knowing that 99 years ago exactly this story happened where the lives of men at war made peace with each other and buried their dead is so, so poignant and deeply and sincerely moving.

    8. The cutest little Christmas poem I m subtracting a star though because I was a little disappointed it wasn t any longer, there s so much to the story that deserves to be told.

    9. Simple, yet evocative verse accompanied by beautiful pictures A tale of the peace of Christmas which none should forget.

    10. I m always pleased to see an illustrated book that s not necessarily intended for children, and this one is precious and touching.

    11. Beautiful and simple Definitely need to reread Christmas 2014 to coincide with the 100th year anniversary.

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