Robert Burns is one of Scotland's best-loved poets. His remarkable genius is preserved by the wealth of poems and songs that he bequeathed to the world. Hid enduring popularity remains to this day, with many of his lines now part of everyday speech. No writer has been more widely translated, and gatherings around the world end with the pledge to meet again, which is Burns' 'Auld Lang Syne'. This illustrated celebration of his life and work reveals the man behind the achievement.