Lucy Clifford (1846–1929), also known as Mrs. W. K. Clifford, was an English journalist, novelist, and wife of notable philosopher and mathematician William Kingdon Clifford. She garnered significant acclaim and successes for her novels, which led to her becoming a literary hostess and friend to a number of notable literary figures of her time including Rudyard Kipling and George Eliot. Originally published in her collection “The Last Touches and Other Stories” (1892), “Wooden Tony” is a Victorian fairy tale about an indolent boy whose laziness results in his metamorphosing into a wooden statue. Also included in this edition is Clifford short story “The Wooden Doll”. An interesting short children’s story not to be missed by fans and collectors of Victorian literature of this ilk. Read & Co. Classics is proudly publishing this brand-new collection of classic children’s poems now for the enjoyment of a new generation of young poetry lovers.