A completely readable and compassionate biography of a man many found impossible, unfathomable or both. Rogers had the great benefit of access not only to Thomas' family, but had been meeting the poet over a period of many years. Some comment not altogether favourably on the amount of personal reminiscence in the writing, but to this reader it was entirely justified by the light it throws on the subject. I have been an avid reader of R.S.T's poetry for many years; this book illuminates them with a new light.
And it's great to realise the sense of humour lurking behind that familiar, craggy face!