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Simon Rae is a poet and broadcaster. For many years he wrote topical poems for the Guardian newspaper and was also presenter of the popular Radio 4 programme, Poetry Please! He then branched out, writing the definitive biography of the great Victorian cricketer, W. G. Grace, followed by a number of plays, before turning to fiction. He published his first novel, Unplayable, in 2009. Stone Butterfly is his second book for children.

Books by Simon Rae

Medusa's Butterfly


A terrifying, timeless tale of horror and magic from poet Simon Rae

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A magical story of a boy and a unicorn, whose bond is unbreakable but who must keep their secret, or face a terrible danger . . .

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The 20th Century in Poetry

The history of the 20th century through the poets' eyes, starting with Thomas Hardy and John Masefield and finishing with Carol Ann Duffy and Jeffrey Harrison

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