The New Exeter Book of Riddles

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The New Exeter Book of Riddles

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Presents one hundred new riddles by contemporary English poets, inspired by the riddles in the medieval "Exeter Book," and describing both items that would not be out of place in the original work, and others of modern origin.

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Kevin Crossley-Holland Kevin Crossley-Holland's deep interest in the early literature of north-west Europe is reflected in much of his writing. In addition to his Selected Poems and Moored Man, a cycle of North Norfolk poems with watercolours and etchings by Norman Ackroyd, he is the author of The Penguin Book of Norse Myths ,while his anthology The Anglo-Saxon World contains his well-known translations ofBeowulf and many of the shorter poems. His celebrated books for children, including the Arthur trilogy, Gatty's Tale and retelling of Beowulf illustrated by Charles Keeping, have been translated into well over twenty languages. With the poet Lawrence Sail, Crossley-Holland has edited a collection of modern metaphorical riddles,The New Exeter Book of Riddles ,and Light Unlocked, an anthology of Christmas Card poems. He is also the co-author with Ivan Cutting of The Wuffings, a play about Anglo-Saxon East Anglia, and the librettist for Nicola LeFanu of two operas based on medieval legends, The Green Children and The Wildman. Kevin Crossley-Holland is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, patron of the Society for Storytelling and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives on the North Norfolk coast.

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Black My Beginning by Elizabeth Bewick
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I Flourish Between Pleasure And Pain by Michael Longley
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I'm Ugly But I Don't Know Why by Sandra Tappenden
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The Radial Wheels Of The Season Spiked With Knives by Charles Tomlinson
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In Cities I'm As Rare As I'm Unwelcome by James Turner
I Have Horns, But Am Not Beast by Gordon Wardman
I Paid A Spring-time Visit To Your Country by Jean West
The Big Sleep, The High Window by John Whitworth
The Inscrutable Question by Simon Williams
Everything Opaque About Us, Perhaps by Anthony Wilson
I Go Through The Wood In Silence by Kit Wright
I Love Your Plumpness by Sally Young
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