The deadline to win a Slightly Foxed subscription is Monday night, but we’ve decided to extend the bonus Stan Madeley competition til Friday.
All you have to do to win a copy of the brilliant Second Class Male is improve on Betjeman by completing this line of poetry with something funny or profound or serious or daft:
Childhood is measured out by_______, before the______
The winner will be decided after much deliberation and alcohol by Brit and Gaw.
As a taster of the prize, Stan Madeley himself has kindly provided The Dabbler with an exclusive ‘Easter Egg’ or DVD Extra: one of the unseen letters that didn’t make it into the final book – an intriguing idea regarding colons put to, and rejected by, noted grammarian and pedant Lynne Truss. Click to enlarge:
If you don’t win, or don’t think you can win, Second Class Male is available to buy from Amazon and in all good bookshops (and some rubbish ones as well).