On Friday the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy came on to the programme to tell us how life has been since her appointment in May. She also read the first of a series of poems that she’s selected as part of a special anthology for Christmas. Each day this week she’ll be reading one and telling us why she chose it. The first is called ‘A Bell’ and is by Clinton Scollard. ‘A Bell’ by Clinton Scollard, from the collection: ‘The Twelve Poems of Christmas’, published by the Candlestick Press.