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Sunday, 13 December 2020

ONLY YULES & VERSES 13 OF 24 - CHRISTMAS LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT - HO! HO! HO!

 


When the original Only Yules & Verses book was self-published in 2013, an unsolicited comment appeared on Amazon.  I call stuff like this little nudges of encouragement.  Of course, for every flattering nudge, there are several pokes in the eye waiting in the wings. Here’s the comment:

 

“Only Yules and Verses is one of those special little books that you happen upon serendipitously. I have read authors' blurbs before extolling the mirth to be found in THEIR book only to buy the book and be severely disappointed. What an unexpected joy, therefore, to pick up this little gem and read it to the end with smiles, a few laughs out loud and some headshakes at the ingenuity of Joe Cushnan. I thoroughly enjoyed this and wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone.

 

P.S. I am not a friend or family member of the author, but how I wish I were!”


I'll take that!


ONLY YULES & VERSES - CHRISTMAS LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 

HO! HO! HO!


CELEBRITY BOOKS AT CHRISTMAS

 

Christmas is coming,

And do you know how I know?

Celeb books are being flogged

On every TV show.

 

All the starry listers,

From A right through to Zed,

Hope we'll spend our cash and hang 

On every word we've read.

 

Some reinvent their childhoods

To get the sympathy buy,

Some fill 300 pages

With a mix of truth and lie.

 

Some get confused assuming

That we really give a monkey’s

About shallow lives and woe-is-me,

And glittery showbiz flunkies.

 

Amongst the blah and blether books,

A few seem worth a read,

But only when the price is right

Will I pay them any heed. 

 

Here's my plan to be selective,

With the kiss and tell and quirks,

I'll wait for the bargain season,

In January at The Works*.

 

*Other booksellers with bargains are available.

 


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