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The Man Who Was John Bull by Bill Newton Dunn (Allendale Publishing)

Here’s an ex-Highgate-resident’s well-researched book On the Regency journalist, Theodore Hook. He was songster and punster, ‘fast master’ of rhyme, And the funniest prankster alive, in his time. John Bull was his organ of satire and wit, Though he scarcely … Continue reading

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‘1948, A Novel in Verse’ by Andy Croft (Five Leaves, 2012)

A Review published in Long Poem Magazine: A book called 1948, made of some eighty Pushkin stanzas, by Martin Rowson illustrate, riots of rhyme, extravaganzas. The cover’s ruddy bloody garish and Rowson’s drawings quite nightmarish, obsessive as the text, but … Continue reading

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M Sweeney by Timothy Ades

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee These jests never preceded ‘The Excellent Wessex Event’: they weren’t needed. Per: Messer M. SWEENEY LE CHEF DE CET ÉVÉNEMENT. * French Verse: . . . Sweeney entre les merles (See Mr T.S.E.’s “The Seven Septets.”) . . . … Continue reading

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The Excellent Wessex Event by Timothy Adès

Based on the 1967 Film ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and a Betjeman Heroine Winner of the Flamingofeather Long Poem Prize, 2013, published in Long Poem Magazine, 2014, with an Apparatus Criticus: “… a breathtaking, single–vowelled tour de force: ‘She … Continue reading

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