The World’s Wife

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What did Mrs Midas think? Or Queen Kong? Read all about it in Carol Ann Duffy’s hugely successful, tender and entertaining collection. “… a joyous, exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history: wives such as Mrs Pilate, Mrs Aesop, Mrs Darwin, Mrs Faust, Frau Freud, Mrs Quasimodo; women usually defined by their men – Delilah, Anne Hathaway, Eurydice; and retellings of old stories in which the lead changes sex – Queen Kong, the Kray Sisters and Elvis’ twin sister, the nun.” The Guardian

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