Saturday, 25 July 2015

You couldn't make it up! Part Three

In November 2014 I challenged you to work out what the four words I had made up (see below) meant. Literally hundreds of people have had a go but no one has succeeded in winning the £1000 prize. (n.b. I am a creative writer)

'digiphonic'  appears in the novel 'Muddled Daze' in the sentence:
"And to think it is all because of one of those newfangled digiphonic radios or whatever they call them."

'digiphonic'  is technology that allows a radio to automatically update the time.

'snazzled' appears in the novel 'Slurry - Only Death is Immortal' in the sentence:
"I'd been spot on - she was already snazzled."

 'snazzled' joins the many hundred slang terms for being drunk in the English language.

  'plodges' appears in the, as yet unfinished, novel 'Terminal One' in the sentence:
"He plodges down in the armchair as if misjudging its height."

'to plodge' is to sit down clumsily. 

And 'poly-ath' appears in
'The Young Thrusters -An Affectionate History of an Extraordinary Football Team'
in the sentence:

"Paul is a football man with no particular connection to rugby so it is probable that, if they exist, they are proper footballers rather than the 'poly-aths' who turned out in the past."

  'poly-ath' is someone talented in several sports.

Chris Fewtrell

Friday, 3 July 2015

A Dronfield Childhood by Dorothy Cooke

The hottest day of the year so far, 1st July, saw the launch of Dorothy Cooke's collection of poems, A Dronfield Childhood. It was held at the Tea Rooms, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, accompanied by tea and luxurious cake.

 Enjoying tea and cake

 Dorothy reads some of the 43 poems

 A Dronfield Childhood on display

If you would like a copy of A Dronfield Childhood ring Dorothy on 01246 414642

£5 plus £1 postage