Iris Therese Smith Reid has a growing reputation as a poet, particularly in and around Grimsby, Lincolnshire. As well as having written several books of poetry, her work appears from time to time in local magazines and periodicals. The poems here cover a wide range of themes, from the experience of being a small child in a Grimsby air-raid to Iris's thoughts on retirement. On every page, what comes through is a passion for life in all its rich variety and a love of family, friends and the natural world. There are also some accomplished poems contributed by members of Iris's family: her granddaughter Clair Smith and daughter-in-law Kim Brennan.