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Dannie Abse was for many years a chest specialist in a London teaching hospital. A poet, reviewer and playwright, he has written and edited more than fifteen books of poetry, as well as books about medicine and also fiction. He is the author of Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve and several autobiographical volumes, including Goodbye, Twentieth Century, was published in 2001 to critical acclaim. He died, at the age of 91, in September 2014.

Books by Dannie Abse

Ask the Moon
Speak, Old Parrot
Two for Joy
New Selected Poems
The Presence
Running Late
New And Collected Poems
Goodbye, Twentieth Century