About the Author
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow. She grew up in Stafford and then attended the University of Liverpool, where she studied Philosophy. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, as well as the Lannan Award and the E. M. Forster Prize in America. Carol Ann Duffy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was recently awarded the CBE. Lydia Monks's beautiful collage illustrations have earned her a strong following and the Smarties Bronze Award. Lydia was born in Surrey and studied Illustration at Kingston University. She lives in Sheffield with her partner and their baby daughter.