Let’s go back to the dawn of Earlyworks Press time for today’s ‘Christmas books’ blog.
Back then, the press was very much Hastings-based, and the heart and soul of the membership was our Terry Sorby. ‘Porkies’ was very much his plan. A page-turning collection of sizzling jokes, rhymes and mini-stories, it’s just perfect for Christmas Day. With this book in hand, you can out-shine the cracker-jokes with real prawn crackers.
Once upon a dinner time
Whilst the chicken sang cantatas
Two sausages got married
And invented chipolatas
Including ‘Antibiotics and Whiskey’, a cautionary tale by C R Krishnan about how not to spend Christmas, comic verse by Victoria Seymour, dedicated to her hair dresser and, exclusively, David Dennis’s translations of never-before understood cave-paintings…
… and of course, lots and lots of porkies, illustrated by Kath Keep and Katy Jones.
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed at home
This little piggy had bread and jam
This little piggy had none
And this little piggy read up on shopaholics, agoraphobia, obesity and farming subsidies
Also by Terry Sorby – a few copies of his collections, ‘Beyond the Greyscale’ and ‘Roadie & Co’ remain, and like ‘Porkies’, are a fiver each, delivery free to those in or near Hastings, UK, birthplace of Earlyworks Press.
There was a young poet from Oldham
Who orated out loud as he told ’em
Quoting verse and prose
From the hole beneath his nose
He whipped out his books and he sold ’em.
Buy all three books for £20
‘Porkies’, ‘Beyond the Greyscale’ and ‘Roadie & Co’, post-free to UK addresses.