This is an anthology of over 120 poems - a wide-ranging collection of old and new, favourites and lesser-known ones. Poets featured include John Betjeman, G.K. Chesterton, Gerald Manley Hopkins, Walter de la Mare, Spike Milligan, and Roger McGough. There are illustrations in colour and black and white throughout the book by various artists, such as Ian Beck and Charles Keeping. This is an enduring Christmas gift that will delight year after year.
Michael Harrison was born and educated in Oxford and later went to Durham University, where he gained a BA in Philosophy. He then taught at a farm school in North Queensland, Australia as a member of the Bush Brotherhood. He milked the herd of cows daily and travelled the bush taking services and funerals. Michael returned to Oxford to get a teaching qualification (A.C.E.) at the University, and has since taught in Hartlepool, London, and now in Oxford.
He has written for his own pleasure for as long as he can remember but now finds, to his surprise, that people will pay him for it.
Michael is married with two sons and lives in Oxford.