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Eight World's Wives by Carol Ann Duffy with wood engravings by Hilary Paynter (limited edition of 75, signed & numbered by Duffy & Paynter)


Eight World's Wives features 8 poems by Carol Ann Duffy taken from her extraordinary 1999 collection The World's Wife. In this very special volume, each poem is accompanied by an original commissioned wood engraving illustration by Hilary Paynter

The edition is limited to 75 copies individually numbered and signed by both Duffy and Paynter.

This very special book was masterminded by Andrew Moorhouse. Inspired by the words of John Updike, “a book is beautiful in its relation to the human hand, to the human eye, to the human brain, and to the human spirit,"  Moorhouse began his Fine Press Poetry imprint - a true labour of love. Eight World's Wives was designed and printed by John Grice of the Evergreen Press, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, was printed from Centaur 16 point type on Zerkall paper and bound at the Fine Book Bindery, Wellingborough, England.