Poetic Gems, Paperback

Poetic Gems Paperback

Part of the Duckbacks S. series


William McGonagall was known as the Greatest Bad Verse Writer of his age, but was sustained throughout his career as by an invincible belief in his own genius. 'The Tay Bridge Disaster', 'Death of Lord and Lady Dalhousie', and 'Attempted Assassination of the Queen' all passed into recorded Victorian literature and are reproduced in this collection.

McGonagall was unrecognised in his own lifetime, but how has many thousands of admirers around the world - including Billy Connelly, who has written an affectionate introduction to the anthology.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780715631515



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