Naughty Nonsense, Lascivious Limericks and Much More
About the Book
WARNING Be prepared to be amused by the odd ways of the characters here portrayed in the first section of the book devoted to Limericks. Be prepared to feel sympathy for their mishaps and trials. But especially be prepared to be shocked by their goings-on and shenanigans - the forger, the glutton, the cheat, the drunkard, the proud, the greedy, the slothful, the unfaithful, the exhibitionist, the sex-mad, the dominatrix, the cougar, the transsexual, the transvestite, the masochist, the homosexual and many more. However also enjoy the more gentle humour of the later lengthier works set both in the UK and Australia which include homage to the Australian love of sport and the beach as well as a sad childhood tale.
About the Author
David Ellis has from an early age been a fan of British comedians (think Frankie Howerd and the Carry On crew) and their influence can be seen in this varied selection of his comic verses of over fifty years. He worked as an English teacher in England where he sought to encourage creative writing and an appreciation of literature, including poetry. Well known in the UK and Australia as a Chess player, he has been West of England, Cornish, Kent and three times West Australian champion. He has competed in a number of Australian Open and Closed Championships with a best result equal 3rd. He has also regularly coached young players, including a to-be British Champion. He has been Chess columnist for the West Australian newspaper for more than 24 years and in 2001 received the Australian Chess Federation Medal for outstanding work as a chess correspondent, the year after receiving the Queen’s Australian Sports Medal. He plays piano and has been in demand as an accompanist - in collaboration with a junior choir he recorded a 45EP and years later recorded two CDs with a soprano, Willemina Foeken. He is father to two children. His son is a champion Ultra- Marathon runner while his daughter has competed in a number of Triathlons as well as successfully representing Western Australia in both the Girls and Womens Chess teams.