Over the years William McGonagall has had a bad press. Those 'In the know' often say he was no poet, just a mediocre writer who dabbled in verse. I understand where they are coming from, but I don't think he was as bad as that. This book is the complete collection of a man who is not so much forgotten, but one who academics like to forget. I found this book highly entertaining, and would recommend it, just to give one an opportunity to make ntheir own minds up, and not to be talked down to.