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William McGonagall was known as the Greatest Bad Verse Writer of his age, but was sustained throughout his career as by an invincible belief in his own genius. 'The Tay Bridge Disaster', 'Death of Lord and Lady Dalhousie', and 'Attempted Assassination of the Queen' all passed into recorded Victorian literature and are reproduced in this collection. McGonagall was unrecognised in his own lifetime, but how has many thousands of admirers around the world - including Billy Connelly, who has written an affectionate introduction to the anthology.

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William Topaz McGonagall was the son of an Irish weaver and spent his life in Dundee as a handloom weaver by day and a poet by night. He attracted a certain following with his readings in public houses and his broadsheets of topical verse. He died in 1902.

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'Even a dour literary world such as 19th-century Scotland needs its own Don Quixote and McGonagall fitted the bill.' David Shearing, Yorkshire Post

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