A dramatic change overtook Gordon Greenall, on the day he was diagnosed with leukaemia. No longer the fit and active firefighter he once was, Gordon has turned to writing in verse. He has applied his perceptive mind to observe and reflect on the countryside around him and the characters that have had so much influence on his life. In this collection of poems, Gordon brings many of them to life by depicting them and their lives, set in his beloved home environment around Chipping Campden, Yubberton and Paxford. The poetry which has resulted from Gordon's observation of human nature in a rural setting is written in an original, thought provoking and refreshingly humourous style. In her Foreword, Susan Hill praises Gordon's energy and commitment and commends his book to readers.