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    Publisher: Canongate

    Telling Tales

    £9.99
    A brilliant re-interpretation of The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century, from one of the UK's foremost poets
    ISBN: 9781782111573
    AuthorPatience Agbabi
    Pub Date16/04/2015
    BindingPaperback
    Pages144
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE TED HUGHES PRIZE 2015

    Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral,
    Poet pilgrims competing for free picks,
    Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix
    From below-the-belt base to the topnotch;
    I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatch
    when the tales overrun, run offensive,
    or run clean out of steam, they're authentic
    and we're keeping it real, reminisce this:
    Chaucer Tales were an unfinished business.

    In Telling Tales award-winning poet Patience Agbabi presents an inspired 21st-century remix of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales retelling all of the stories, from the Miller's Tale to the Wife of Bath's in her own critically acclaimed poetic style.

    Celebrating Chaucer's Middle-English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims, Agbabi's newest collection is utterly unique. Boisterous, funky, foul-mouthed, sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams, Telling Tales takes one of Britain's most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life.

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE TED HUGHES PRIZE 2015

    Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral,
    Poet pilgrims competing for free picks,
    Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix
    From below-the-belt base to the topnotch;
    I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatch
    when the tales overrun, run offensive,
    or run clean out of steam, they're authentic
    and we're keeping it real, reminisce this:
    Chaucer Tales were an unfinished business.

    In Telling Tales award-winning poet Patience Agbabi presents an inspired 21st-century remix of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales retelling all of the stories, from the Miller's Tale to the Wife of Bath's in her own critically acclaimed poetic style.

    Celebrating Chaucer's Middle-English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims, Agbabi's newest collection is utterly unique. Boisterous, funky, foul-mouthed, sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams, Telling Tales takes one of Britain's most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life.