Ian Short's new collection "Nin's Limericks: Odd Odes concerning the Savoy Operas" (published by AuthorHouse) presents a collection of humorous limericks designed to appeal to all lovers of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The limericks range in topic from the wandering minstrel to the Duke of Plaza Toro, and from Mad Margaret to the Fairy Queen. They are set in Titipu, Rederring, Ploverleigh and Pfennig Halbpfennig, places all long-familiar to Gilbert and Sullivan fans.
An excerpt from "Nin's Limericks":
"The Fairy Queen, no-one denies,
Is a lady both gracious and wise;
But she brindled with ire
When a hook on a wire
Elevateded her to the flies:"
Short's limericks have been inspired and collected from his lifelong love of Gilbert and Sullivan, but he stresses his intentions are pure. "If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times... It's meant to be fun."
By Ian Short
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 56 pages | ISBN 9781481781220
E-Book | 56 pages | ISBN 9781481781237
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Born in 1952, Ian Short has been a lifelong lover of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, a love that he inherited from his parents. He saw his first amateur Gilbert and Sullivan show (the Regent Players' HMS Pinafore) with his grandmother at the age of 12. He watched all their performances until he joined the cast at 18.
Short's only previous venture into writing verse has been to write a libretto for a musical production of Tolkien's "The Hobbit."
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