Eddie Thompson is an expatriate Manxman who settled in Milton Keynes with his Welsh wife Enid and daughters Kirsty and Gill in 1981. His verses are based on his experiences, observations and thoughts about life and are for the most part refreshingly brief. They cover a variety of subjects from getting older to singing, musicianship, forgetfulness and the way people talk. Witty, entertaining and often highly topical, Eddie's verses, already acclaimed by his friends, are now published for the first time for a wider audience. Fellow bassist Peter Osborne, who contributed the drawings, writes: "I love to put aside my oils and palette and join my friend Eddie Thompson, the wordsmith, poet and sideswiper, and add a few visuals to his verbals."