Ever since we read or heard The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
as children, the poetry of Edward Lear has charmed us with its wonderful eccentricity. This collection of verse and limericks contains much for adults and children to enjoy: humorous verse with cleverly invented language, strong rhythms and quirky, imaginative themes.
Lear was the inventor of the limerick and here you will find many of the first and funniest ever written, but there are also longer nonsense poems, songs, narrative verse and hilarious illustrations. All in all this collection of Lear's nonsense is a marvellous escape from the commonplace into the world of the absurd.