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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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