Ursula Groves writes of a trip to Torquay to buy a pair of trousers. From this starting point, her story develops into a meditation on life, nature, humanity and the spirit of the mind. The book is stunningly illustrated with photographs taken by the author, where each picture illustrates a point in the prose-and-poetry text forming the backbone of the work. The connection is not always obvious and the reader could spend a very long time absorbing the meanings implicit in the pictures and the ambiguous words. "Torquay and a Pair of Trousers" is a fascinating work and demonstrates the author's remarkable talent for photographic art and combining pictures with poetry and prose.