IDEAS, HOPES AND A LITTLE AGONY, by Fred Dyson. Published by The Reiver Press. Available from Barter Books, Alnwick. £5. Softback.



WELL known in north Northumberland for his work as a blind physiotherapist, Fred Dyson died four years ago and this selection of his poems has been compiled by his widow Sheila. Despite his blindness, Fred used his interest in nature, science and the arts to illuminate his work, and this posthumous collection vividly portrays his scholarly and creative talent.