Martin Rothery (AKA Damon Rathe) started creative writing in September 2008 after enrolling on a creative writing course at the local college wanting to develop his writing style and ideas and has never looked back since.By June 2009 he had joined the Holmfirth Writers' Group and March 2010 he became the treasurer.
PRANKSTERS AT PLAY: TALES OUT OF SCHOOL is chock-a-block with, what else -- pranks Reader beware, lest you become a victim yourself. You have been warned. Remember, in this book, as at St. Timothy's, "Nothing is ever exactly what it seems."
""You're right, Emerson," said his teacher. "I suppose I've always known it. And, when I really think about it, only that awful man could be behind all this nonsense," she declared.
"Oh, Ma'am," replied Emerson with a sharp intake of breath, "pranks aren't nonsense. Pranks are very serious business, Ma'am. If you're going to do them right.""
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, MEL ANTHONY
Mel Anthony knows about pranks. For five years at boarding school (age 13 to 18) he was both a perpetrator and victim of pranks. Having reared three sons, practiced social work, retired to a sailboat and become engaged in relief work in Peru, he has found time to look back on a much more innocent, contented, carefree period in his life.
"AUTHOR'S NOTE: Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Christian-Out-Reach-Peru (Cristianos Obrando para Respaldar los Peruanos) to support relief work in and around Puente Piedra, Lima, Peru. For more information, please go to www.christian-out-reach-peru.com"
Peter Pook is desperate for money. He decides therefore to marry it, figuring this to be the shortest way to eliminate the normal forty years’ graft known as earning a living. He selects Africa as his hunting ground, and soon tracks a rich quarry, but he loses her to a rival Romeo. Naturally he plans to accompany the happy couple on their honeymoon.
With characteristic durability, Pook strikes gold in Johannesburg. He woos an heiress (against strong Afrikaans competition), but he has to live while doing so. To this end, he takes a job in the Capricorn Bank, where one of his duties is to wage financial war against the bank’s most powerful customer. This customer, of course, is the lady’s father. Devotion to duty demands deportation. “Surely there is some remote corner of Darkest Africa,” sighs the bank manager, “where I can work out my service till pension without Pook.” Pook meanwhile is beset by lions in the dreaded Mwanga jungle.
The hilarity of this latest Pook book has to be experienced, and Pook’s many fans will revel in this unique exercise in laughter.
One of the snags in such a partnership is Al’s wife, Lorna, who regards Pook as her partner too—though not always in a strictly professional capacity.
How Pook, with the assistance of Honners, ecapes from her clutches by falling into the jaws of a goodtime girl called Penny is an object lesson in the art of establishing a business and building it up to the pinnacle of financial insolvency.
Some of the scenes are set in that traditional heart of British commercial life—the public house, where the giants of Cudford Estate Agency negotiate their property deals to the limits of human endurance, before being assisted from the premises at closing time in an almost insensible condition.
Once again, in this tenth Pook Book, the wit and humour which his fans relish so much seem to flow non-stop from one of Britain’s cleverest comedy creators.
As you will see, Frank and Jessie (and some of their friends) had a way of capturing the spirit of their generation in a charming prose that can’t help but raise a smile.
This is but a small selection of pieces put together from works that were actually found written down, not only demonstrating the true entertainers they were, but also showing how much they loved one another and their many friends.
A collection of 10 heartfelt and witty poems celebrating the lives to entertain.
This was originally compiled to celebrate the work they never put into the public domain after their death to raise money for charity that was close to their hearts but now has been opened up for everyone to enjoy.