Introduced by Kathryn Hughes
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
An extended poem about two young sisters who hear goblin merchants hawking their wares. Lizzie urges caution but Laura eats the forbidden fruit and falls into a frenzy, from which her sister must save her.
‘Snow had fallen, snow on snow,Christina Rossetti is one of the most frequently anthologised of 19th-century poets, her poems read at services and sung as hymns and carols. She is sometimes thought of as a fragile, pious invalid, an ‘angel in the house’ whose poems dwell on heaven and death, but further reading reveals a vital and exuberant poetic gift that influenced writers like Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf. This Folio Society edition brings together a selection of her finest verse.
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
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Review by anon on 29th Mar 2012
"This book took my breath away when I received it. The illustrations are beautiful, the production quality of the book is terrific, and it is now one of my favorite Folio Society purchases. I highly r..." [read more]