I was sent this book to review and realised, as soon as I opened it, that it was something very special. Its Cornish authors describe it as `a Phoetry Book'. They define 'phoetry' as `a fusion of Poetry and Photography'and this book is an excellent example. It provides a perfect blending of words and pictures to convey its messages - some happy and some sad. While some - such as `Required no more' which deals with redundancy are very emotive, especially in these hard times, there is lots of humour to cheer you up. One of my favourites is `Chris and Alice', a poem about two caterpillars who describe themselves as `pillers of Socie-eat-he'. As for the photograph which accompanies this poem, I can't imagine how long Chris Robbins must have waited for those `pillers' to pose for such an amazing shot!
The book's creativity is not stifled by normal conventions: the first poem is called `The End' and, in some of the poems, text is used in very original ways.
This book is ideal for dipping into again and again. It is enjoyable and thought provoking and would make a lovely present.