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Monkey’s in business

December 1, 2010

The sad demise of Angharad Hampersand at the launch of Mutiny on The School Ship Bounty left her family with a problem – what to do with Angharad’s pet monkey, Thimble, who had refused to eat or drink after the failure of his young mistress to come home.

Thankfully children’s author Jon Blake has stepped in and offered to give Thimble a new home.

“It’s the least I could do after Angharad was swallowed by a sea turtle during my book launch on Tuesday” he said.

Thimble has now been installed in the author’s office. “They say that if you sit a monkey at a typewriter long enough it will eventually come out with the complete works of Shakespeare” commented Jon. “That, however, might take several billion years, whereas a short children’s story might be a matter of weeks”.

Jon’s plan has already borne fruit, and “6ys8%;pa>£££” will be published by Popsock Press in April. The story is already hot favourite for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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