A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Poems for the Twelve days of Christmas
Published by Hearing Eye
Everyone knows the old song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". John Heath-Stubbs has written 12 poems for these 12 days and each is accompanied by an illustration by Emily Johns.
"The pleasure for me in reading these well produced books is the poetry of Heath-Stubbs, running in harness with the truly delightful drawings of Emily Johns."
Arthur Moyse, Freedom
“One of the leading poets of his generation, he believed his progressive blindness stimulated his imagination. John Heath-Stubbs provided a link to poetry as it was before modernism and the second world war, and to a form that predated the emergence of English as a language, the epic. None the less, he was no reactionary, but a major poet who displayed considerable versatility in his prolific output, which continued till the end of the 20th century.”
Michael Meyer, The Guardian
John Heath-Stubbs was born in London in 1918. His books of verse include Artorius (1972). In 1973 he was awarded the Queen’s Medal for poetry. He died on Boxing Day 2006.