on 27 July 2012
The two-star review must surely refer to another edition. My copy shows the same high standards of production used by Faber in others of their recent paperback poetry editions - a big advance on their quality in the 80s and 90s. Tough card covers, permanent paper, and even a sewn binding! The typeface may not be inspiring, but it is distinctively Faber, and the print is large and easy to read. As for the selection itself, I find that it captures the essence of Walter de la Mare's poetry (even if a few of my favourites are missing), and smoothly mixes the poems for adults with those for children.