Cruel and Unusual Punnishments

Cruel and Unusual Punnishments


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Cruel and Unusual Punnishments by Mark P Henderson is a hilarious collection of prose and poetry that gives a laugh out loud insight into the mind of this wonderful, insightful author. Each scintilating morsel is also expertly illustrated by Mossy.Split into three distinct sections, the author explains each beautifully;Fables Without Morals - When one of these verses is recited in public the audience expects a carry-home message, and the expectation is always disappointed. The groans are gratifying, though in the interests of health and safety I've sometimes positioned myself within easy reach of the exit before performing a Fable Without Moral. You'll see why.Tales To Tell - Fifteen vignettes constitute a selection from the extensive repertoire available. Out of consideration for the reader I haven't included more.Eight Animal Sonnets - During an evening of convivial relaxation many years ago, one of my companions raised the subject of aardvarks; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was 'Aardvark'. Discussion led to considerations of the odd appearance and habits of this South African anteater, and someone remarked that the aardvark could never be a subject for - say - a sonnet. To me, this sounded like a challenge.We hope you enjoy this wonderful book, perpetrated by Mark P Henderson and illustrated by David 'Mossy' Moss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909163157
Publisher: Fantastic Books Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

After he retired from a career in medicine and university teaching, Mark Henderson moved to the Peak District of Derbyshire, England, and started to write fiction and to collect and tell local folktales. In addition to a novel, an anthology of short stories and other works, he's published a collection of 62 traditional Peak District stories and tells some of them on his recently-recorded CD. He's secretary of his local creative writing group and secretary of the local concert society, and he regularly delivers talks about his work as well as storytelling gigs. He updates his website blog at random intervals.

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