This is Basil King's most recent book, and there's a good review of it and other works by him at Galatea Resurrects. This one is introduced by the late Andrew Crozier. Mirage and the complete Miniatures are also well worth hunting out. There's a need to testify evident here, mediated by the years. These books matter. It's well worth seeking out sites to look at more of Basil King's visual work too. Try Rimbaud's Seaside.