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Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope

15 December 2017

© michael kirkham/heart 2017

One of Michael Kirkham’s charming full-page illustrations for a small hardback selection, Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope (Faber & Faber, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-0-571-33858-0). This one accompanies “Cathedral Carol Service”, in which a latecomer to the service, shivering at the back of the nave, with a poor view of the chancel, thinks of “the baby whose parents were not important enough To have a place reserved for them”. The selection includes both old favourites and previously unpublished pieces

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