FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Silly Beggar: The World’s Stupidest Begging Letters
New Book by James Spence
Published for the first time in the UK, May 14th 2009, by Aurora Metro Press.
RRP £11.99. Full colour photos and illustrations.
About the Book
BEAT THE CREDIT CRUNCH AND LAUGH!
This book takes the art of acquiring the freebie to a whole new level of absurdity.
Discover the art of the entertaining email, each craftily designed to garner goodies for absolutely nothing.
Delight in the fun of strange experiments, attacks by penguins and all manner of fishy tales, dreamt up by a zany man on the make.
Enjoy the weird and wonderful replies and marvel at the goodies that arrive through the post!
Whether he’s playing the system or just playing games, James Spence demonstrates his comic genius via this uniquely entertaining book.
Praise for Silly Beggar
“A very amusing illustration of the lengths people will go to earn a buck - public relations will never be the same again.”
Nigel Williams, Best-Selling Author, The Wimbledon Poisoner
“The author has clearly spent years plaguing companies with his idiotic requests for freebies, could this be where the global meltdown started?’’
Paul Foot, Life President, The Guild of Paul Foot Connoisseurs
James is a dreamer with far too much time on his hands. He lives with his wife Tiff and cat Angel in Dunfermline, Scotland where he dreams, schemes and screams in delight when he receives yet another brand new T-shirt through the post.
He is the creator of, ‘Dr Sheep and the Aardvark’, unquestionably one of Scotland’s most popular online comic strips, enjoyed by thousands of comic fans around the world. Google recently published one of his poems in their book, ‘Search Me’ by Neil Taylor. They also sent him two T-shirts!
James Spence will be signing books in Scottish bookshops throughout May.
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