This book presents Clare's poetry exactly as he wrote it, and includes selections from his `mad' poems as well as his earlier descriptions of birds, animals and village life.
`This is a good looking book, nicely presented in a clear readable type, and in a handy size both to slip in a pocket and not to overface a new reader. It presents an accurate text …' - John Clare Society Journal
`Clare's poems and prose are available in a dozen editions, but none … has the value of the Williams' Introduction.' - Times Education Supplement