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Tidings

by Ruth Padel

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PUBLISHED: 3rd November 2016
ISBN: 9781784741068
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Beautifully illustrated and exquisitely musical, Tidings is a poem to be read out loud and cherished. 'Come with me to St Pancras Old Church, on a little London hill...' It's Christmas Eve and on this enchanted night Charoum, the Angel of Silence, can speak.
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  • Hardcover
    $22.21
PUBLISHED: 3rd November 2016
ISBN: 9781784741068
ANNOTATION:
Beautifully illustrated and exquisitely musical, Tidings is a poem to be read out loud and cherished. 'Come with me to St Pancras Old Church, on a little London hill...' It's Christmas Eve and on this enchanted night Charoum, the Angel of Silence, can speak.

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Beautifully illustrated and exquisitely musical, Tidings is a poem to be read out loud and cherished.

'Come with me to St Pancras Old Church, on a little London hill...'

It's Christmas Eve and on this enchanted night Charoum, the Angel of Silence, can speak.

Publisher Description

Beautifully illustrated and exquisitely musical, Tidings is a poem to be read out loud and cherished.

'Come with me to St Pancras Old Church, on a little London hill...'

It's Christmas Eve and on this enchanted night Charoum, the Angel of Silence, can speak. As night turns to day, he unfolds a resonant story of a little girl, a homeless man and a fox...

In the tradition of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas, Tidings takes us on a journey into the heart of Christmas, showing us celebrations down the ages and across the globe - as dawn sweeps from East Australia to Bethlehem, from London to the Statue of Liberty in New York.

This is Christmas in all its magic, reminding us that it is a time not only of good tidings, but of loneliness and longing, compassion and connection.

Author Biography

Ruth Padel is a prizewinning poet, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Professor of Poetry at King's College London. Her recent collections include Darwin- A Life in Poems, on her great-grandfather Charles Darwin; The Mara Crossing, on migration and immigration; Tidings- A Christmas Journey, and Emerald, a poignant elegy for her mother. She lives in London.

Review

A gorgeous Christmas poem...meant to be read aloud, explores what Christmas might mean to us today -- not just a time of celebration but also of conflict and loneliness. Lyrically beautiful, and accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Sarah Young. Stylist Magical... a literary and emotional feat (elegantly illustrated in red, white, black and gold) .Padel is too wise to allow sentimentality to tug at her sleeve. What she does, brilliantly, is to see off the sense of resignation that can set in at Christmas. Tidings is an eloquent reminder that life is hard, kindness is all and that the Christmas story goes deep. No sermon, this, but a moving poem just asking to be read aloud. -- Kate Kellaway Observer It's not just a special seasonal book, it is a real challenge to both commercialized and sentimental versions of Christmas. Universe [This] exquisite-looking hardback is a lovely reminder of seasonal magic. -- Joanne Finney Good Housekeeping, Book of the Year A literary and emotional feat... Tidings is an eloquent reminder that life is hard, kindness is all and that the Christmas story goes deep... A moving poem just asking to be read aloud, with different people playing each part - angel, child, tramp, fox and helper - this Christmas. -- Kate Kellaway Observer

Product Details

Author
Ruth Padel
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2016
ISBN-10
178474106X
ISBN-13
9781784741068
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2016-11-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Turkish
Pages
80
Media
Book
Subtitle
A Christmas Journey
Illustrations
illustrations
Short Title
Tidings
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2016-11-03
AU Release Date
2016-11-03
NZ Release Date
2016-11-03