Turkey Cooked as Visa Revoked

  US President Donald Trump breaks tradition and orders Thanksgiving turkey be deported. Drumstick the Turkey has had his pardon revoked after being branded a ‘Taco Turkey.’ Forty turkeys, including Drumstick and Wishbone, were seized when Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers raided a holding pen and detained the birds destined…Read more Turkey Cooked as Visa Revoked

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The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize

The Sellout is a searing satire on race relations in contemporary America. The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Sellout is published by small independent publisher Oneworld, who had their first win in 2015 with Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. The 54-year-old…Read more The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize

Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5

This the final instalment of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. I hope you've enjoyed it.Critiques and comments welcomed. Trumpet set Phibbs to examining the legality of the charges and what his potential liability might amount to while he marched to the door of Mademoiselle Fifi Fontaine. It was Mrs Mayfly who greeted…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5

Trumpet’s Downfall, part 4

(Part 4 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq.) Fifi Fontaine was, as her Grande Tante was fond of saying, ‘puce hors l’ancien bloc’. She would also say,  ‘il y a plus d'une façon d'accommoder un lapin’ or as les rosbifs say, there are more than two ways to skin a cat. She…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 4

Trumpet’s Downfall, part 3

(part 3 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq.) Thomas Wellspring II found Bench waiting for him, as arranged, in the back room of a small alehouse, down a laneway near the dockside. It was a deceptive location, he noted, barely noticeable in the alley gloom but inside, so much more spacious than…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 3