"William Oxley at his best uses a direct no-nonsense first-person voice, with a satirical edge... I admire Oxley's efforts to write a spiritual poetry for our time and his refusal to give up on the traditional subject."
- John Greening in The London Magazine
Here is William Oxley at his traditional and spiritual best. These are poems of sun, sea and sensuality - narrated in his no-nonsense first-person voice with a satirical edge". But Oxley is well read and here are echoes of Paul Valery and of the painters who found similar inspiration on the Cote d'Azure