Cautionary Verses and Ruthless Rhymes

by Charlie Ottley

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Hilaire Belloc’s cautionary tales are brought bang up to date with this hilarious new collection. Dark comic humour parodies modern vices such as the mobile phone and computer games. Chavs and delinquent children all come to sticky ends and poor parenting is exposed (Miranda and the dangers of letting your child watch films unsupervised). Illustrations by the excellent Oliver Preston make this a must have stocking filler.

If you like this you may also enjoy Cautionary Tales  by James Lansdale.

Cautionary Verses and Ruthless Rhymes Synopsis

In this clever update of Hilaire Belloc's original Cautionary Verses, Charlie Ottley locates our Achilles' heel and goes for it with a tickling stick. Grumpy old men who go on about the modern world can bore us to tears - it's so much more fun with a light touch and a comic rhyme. From the dangers of skipping off school to over-dependence on TV soaps, these witty warnings are hugely enjoyable - all wonderfully illustrated with original drawings by Oliver Preston.

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ISBN: 9781845292805
Publication date: 28/09/2006
Publisher: Constable And Robinson
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845292805
Publication date: 28th September 2006
Author: Charlie Ottley
Publisher: Constable And Robinson
Format: Hardback
Genres: Literary Fiction,

About Charlie Ottley

Charlie Ottley's laboured hardTo make his living as a bard.A poet for the BBCPlus Carlton and GMTV.He's been on Television loadsTransforming stories into odesAnd has been known to take the newsAnd turn it into four-part blues.Oliver Preston left the City to become a full-time cartoonist and draws regularly for the Field. His drawings have also been published in The Times, the Guardian, Spectator, Punch, Beano and Dandy. His first one-man show was in 1999 at the Fine Art Society and his books include Shall We Join the Men? and (with Alistair Sampson) Liquid Limericks  and Larder ...

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