Saturday, 30 June 2012

A rare photograph of the Bloomsbury Health & Beauty Nude
Gymnastics Display Team seen relaxing together at the Hampstead
Literary Games of 1927.  The Bloomsbury Belles were gold medallists,
famously coached by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.  Plans for a nude
 pageant as part of the closing ceremony at this year's Isle of Wight
Literary Festival have been abandoned due to
the unseasonably bad weather. 

Saturday, 23 June 2012

It was a Surf 'n Turf match

One of the highlights of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival Games
was the grudge match between two veteran writing teams in the
Beach Volley Ball Death Match Final.  The Queens of Crime (left)
Agatha Thistle and Damaris Sennacherib secured a narrow victory
over the Grand Dames of Gothic Romance, Delilah Fortune-Green
and Samantha Chisel in the closing moments of the game when
Ms Chisel took a tumble and broke her hip flask.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Toby 'Tubby' Trubshaw, the popular Readers Digest 'Young Journalist 
of the Year' (see post for Wed 14th Dec 2011) is seen here relaxing
before his next big challenge in the semi-finals of the Junior Acrobatic 
Trampoline marathon at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival Games.

Friday, 8 June 2012

The Penguin Senior Editors Synchronised Swimming Team prepare
for the finals at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival Games following a 
gruelling qualifier against the Random House Bantam Book champions
"It's all about looking glamorous," their team captain told the Author.
"But you also need strength - and we're built like pocket battleships!"