Since boyhood, I’ve been fascinated by insects and have collected a small library of books, especially about one kind of insect. This has now resulted in a collection of wayward biographical sketches of a staggering, or scuttling, range of beetles.

After the unfettered scope of Better Late Than Sorry, it was a refreshing venture to narrow the focus and try to come up with dozens of poems based on sometimes very brief descriptions, lovely old pictures from over a century ago or stunning recent photographs.

Beetles is an ebook published by Redriff Press and is available from Amazon.

There are 100 poems, so your favourite beetle may be on the full list of poems.

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