The latest collection of John Clare's works, edited by Roger Rowe.
Notes from Roger Rowe:
"John Clare was an inveterate scribbler whom, because of his poverty. was forced to write upon whatever came to hand, using ink, pencil or an ink concoction he created himself. Within the Peterborough Archives many of these scraps can be seen : newspaper and parcel labels, old bills, prospectus pages for future books, old account ledgers, as well as exercise books and loose pages."
"This small collection has been gleaned from such jottings, often in margins, sometimes barely legible, but all worthy of consideration even though sometimes fragmentary. Whilst we make no claims of quaility, we believe that further examination of these works will interest, excite and entrance readers."
Copies of this new publication can be obtaained in the John Clare Cottage shop, £6 per copy plus £1.50 postage and packing.