I'm very fond of this book, and this is the third format I've purchased it in (hardback for myself, paperback for lending, and now the Kindle version for portability. O'Hagan is an honest writer, and this is an honest book. His appreciation of Burns (for that's what this is) shines with a love and respect that's heartening to read. I can't quibble with his selection of poems. Obviously there are some missing favourites for me, but the poems here are universally excellent.