This edition brings together two of Robert Louis Stevenson's lesser-known collections: his Fables and his Moral Emblems, masterpieces of short narratives and light verse.
Each fable and poem is followed by commentary that opens up the writing to help readers get to the heart of the story and more easily see how it might apply to their own lives..
A collection of 54 lyric poems by award-winning Cambridge poet Christina Buckton, brought together in one volume for the first time.
“These generous, clear-eyed poems show an imagination in undiminished touch with the curiosity and eagerness of childhood. … This quality combines with an adult wisdom which looks without illusion at the whole of a life. Compassion, humour, and intelligence are expressed with supple craft; a voice of experience in which innocence retains its strength.” — Elizabeth Cook