The Princess's Blankets (Hardcover)

By Carol Ann Duffy, Catherine Ryan Hyde (Illustrator)

Templar Books, 9780763645472, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2009



"Haunting, mysterious paintings by Catherine Hyde form the highly unusual illustrations for Carol Ann Duffy's new fairy tale." INSIDE CORNWALL MAGAZINE
A young princess who can never feel warm. A worried king and queen. A stranger in black with hard gray eyes. A musician with a kind and good heart. Carol Ann Duffy's powerful new fairy tale explores the depths of human fears, frailty, and love, complemented by a series of beautiful, atmospheric paintings by acclaimed artist Catherine Hyde. Compelling, lyrical, magical this is the tale of THE PRINCESS'S BLANKETS.

About the Author

Carol Ann Duffy is a well-known writer of poetry, plays, and fiction. She has been called "the most popular living poet in Britain," and her work has won numerous awards and prizes. She lives in Manchester, England, with her daughter. Catherine Hyde studied fine art in London and has since become a successful artist, her work having been featured in numerous exhibitions. THE PRINCESS'S BLANKETS is the first time she has interpreted a text as a series of paintings. She lives with her husband and daughters in Cornwall, England.