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The Synopsis

In 2002, as an alternative means of therapy to excessive drinking and jay-walking in South London traffic, I started writing. At first I kept a journal, noting daily observations and recording a satirical account of my wry and positively cynical views of society and my place within it. A year and two very short stories later, I had discovered my passion for words and particularly poetry. Poems, after all, in my humble opinion, are even shorter short stories… and I'm quite lazy.

My priority has always been to make my writing simple and accessible whilst I lightheartedly describe my experiences of living with Crohn's disease and the endless battles I have with myself as I drift in and out of minimum wage jobs and hospital.

As much on page as on stage, my appeal tends to be to a broader audience, including those who may not consider themselves poetically inclined. Flailing around in the pits of illiteracy, I make up my own words and often misspell or poorly punctuate those that are already in existence. But, with the clichéd excuse of 'poetic license', I continue to scrawl.

Since being named "the cream of Devon poets" by John Hegley, I've decided to stick my jam on the scone, so to speak, and finally get my poems bound.

I would love to have my poems published. Please.

The Excerpt

Here is a taster of what is to come. A mere canapé of the digestible feast that is to follow. Bon appetit.

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The Author

George is a poet from Torquay. A few years ago he left a glittering career as a shelf filler for a major supermarket and began to perform his work around the country, which people seem to like - John Hegley has called him "the cream of Devon poets".

George has lots of swimming certificates but since he's been defecating into a bag he tends not to swim so much. He has a strong dislike for people sitting next to him on trains whilst he writes and will only attend weddings that have a spit-roasted suckling pig and an unlimited supply of fresh baps.

He has a full driving licence with lots of endorsements, a Welcome Host Certificate, seven GCSE’s at grade C, Crohn’s Disease and, at times, very low self esteem.


The Rewards

This book is now published. If you pledge now you still will receive your ebook or beautiful limited edition copy, but you won't get listed as a supporter in the back.

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Digital & Audio

e-book edition, audiobook edition & access to George's shed.

£20
Special Edition

A 1st edition hardback, the ebook version and access to George's shed

£50
Signed - SOLD OUT

Signed & poetically dedicated 1st edition hardback, e-book edition, audiobook edition, your name in the back & access to George's shed.

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£100
Launch Jamboree - SOLD OUT
  • 2 invites to the launch jamboree with George & special guest
  • 2 1st edition hardbacks, e-book edition, audiobook edition, your name in the back & access to George's shed.
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£175
Poem - SOLD OUT
  • George will write you a personalised poem
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  • 2 1st edition hardbacks, e-book edition, audiobook edition, your name in the back & access to George's shed.
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£250
Private Poetry Gig - SOLD OUT
  • George will perform just for you (& your guests)
  • George will write you a personalised poem
  • 2 invites to the launch party
  • 2 1st edition hardbacks, e-book edition, audiobook edition, your name in the back & access to George's shed.
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£10,000
Personal Poet - UNAVAILABLE

Everything above and George will come and follow you around for one month, do the washing up, and be on call to read his poetry, or the works of any other poet if you so desire.

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  • Format: Paper Back
  • ISBN: 978-1-908717-30-6
  • Published: 08/2012
  • Format: Hard Back
  • ISBN: 978-1-908717-31-3
  • Published: 07/2012
  • Format: Hard Back
  • ISBN: 978-1-908717-31-3
  • Published: 07/2012