Introduced by Alexander Scott.William Soutar was one of the greatest Scots poets of his generation. Tragically he was confined to his bed with a crippling illness for the last fourteen years of his life. During these years, Soutar kept a day-by-day record of his experiences and observations—personal, literary, and philosophical. Each page is written with striking bravery and determination, providing a unique glimpse into the life of this good-humoured man, dedicated to his art. This is a book written in the face of death but inspired by an unsentimental love of life.