Friday, 30 December 2011

Famous children's author and TV personality Cheri Bloomer will start
the New Year with a whirlwind tour of the country to promote her latest
book 'Candy Goes Crazy' - the umpteenth title in the Candy Cane series.
She's also helping to launch a range of Candy Cane junior fashion 
wear  for a high street supermarket chain with a little help from the 
Teeny Tots Troupe of pixie dancers (illustrated) You have been warned.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The young poet Arnold Beeney collects First Prize in the annual
'Praise the Lord in All His Glory Competition' for his epic poem 
"God Knows What I've Done With My Life" in eighty-seven verses.
The prize is awarded by the Gospel League for the Advancement
of Christian Values in Literature.  Arnold plans to spend his prize
money on a trip to Bangkok where he hopes to continue his work
among the sex workers of Patpong, the notorious red light district. 
Good luck with that, Arnold.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

After the untimely death of Dear Leader, Supreme Commander, 
Master of the Universe, Kim Jong-il, the valiant London Workers Party
Publishers Kenneth & Livingstone (above) are forced to withdraw
their new title 'Live to be a Hundred with the Kim Jong-il Diet Plan'

Saturday, 17 December 2011

And now a final sneaky peek at next year's controversial Poetry 
Society's Celebrity Calendar.  Meet lovely Miss April, portrayed
 by the best-selling novelist Betty Buckler, Canadian-born author 
of the blockbusting Doctor and Nurses Romance Series.  
Betty asked to be photographed as her most popular heroine 
plucky Nurse Willing from 'Night Fever' and 'Fatale in Traction'

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Toby Trubshaw The Readers Digest 'Young Journalist of the Year' 
 seen here being hand-operated by his mother

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Another page from the Poetry Society's exciting new 2012 calendar.
Here we see Miss August, relaxing at home, portrayed by celebrated
playwright Lefty Morgan Murphy, the 'kitchen sink' feminist 
who caused a sensation at London's  Royal Court earlier this year 
performing her one-woman show 'The Fart-Arse Monologues'

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A rare glimpse of poet, children's author and handbag enthusiast 
Thelma Allingham (right) seen here with her secretary and constant 
companion Phyliss Compton.  Ms Compton has just finished editing
Allingham's most recent book "Five Children and a Handbag" for
the well-known publishers Pomphrey & Wedgie-Macdonald 
(see post for Friday 15th April) Tamsin Hunter Wedgie-Macdonald
has an extensive handbag collection, said husband Piers Pomphrey. 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

After following bearded wonder and celebrity author
 Salman Rushdie's guide on 'How to be Charming with Women'
 local street poet and musician Spooky Simon (above) is cautioned
by police for rude and abusive behaviour.  "There's one law
for the rich . . . " he complains later, returning to his shop doorway