Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.
Using a mix of prose and poetry, supported by new drawings by his daughter Jessica and old photographs, this book retrieves a childhood which lovers of Ahlberg's classic picturebooks The Baby's Catalogue, Burglar Bill and Peepo!
In Pepper Street, an attractive suburban neighbourhood filled with bullies and egotistical bigots, the feelings of the inhabitants are shallow and selfish: what can a neighbour do for another neighbour, what may be won from a friend?
What exactly is democracy? Why should we value it? What are its flaws? And could we do any better? This title deals with these questions. It shows how democracy today faces threats that we ignore at our own risk.