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The Christmas Wren

Clarke, Gillian, Crawford, Lotte Beatrix
Format: Other
Publisher: Candlestick Press
Published: September 9, 2014
ISBN: 9781907598265
20 pages, 18

£4.95

This year, to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, we are privileged to publish Gillian Clarke’s story The Christmas Wren, written in response to Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

Commissioned by the Dylan Thomas Centre, the story is for adults and children, and is a magical tale of the Christmases of a Welsh childhood populated by aunts and uncles, snow and starlight, boxes and baubles.
Gillian Clarke is a leading poet, and was appointed National Poet for Wales in 2008.

“The Christmas Wren is a masterpiece and is destined to become a classic.” Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate

Colour illustrations throughout by Lotte Beatrix Crawford.

For the Welsh translation of The Christmas Wren, click here.


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