Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The organisers of this year's Isle of Wight Literary Festival Games drew
their inspiration from the notorious Hampstead Literary Games
of 1927. There was a thrilling finish to the super-heavyweight boxing
 tournament that year when the veteran novelist Sabrina Honeywell
 collected the gold by delivering a punishing uppercut to her long-time
adversary Brenda Dugong, the literary critic of the Daily Mail.


  1. Did Sabrina ever sock it to Hemingway?

  2. I don't believe Sabrina and Hemingway ever met. But she might certainly have proved a match for battling Noman Mailer, who rather fancied himself as a boxer. Tough guy Mailer, alas, was barely four years old at the time of the '27 Hampstead Games.