Our October non-fiction choice is There Was An Old Geezer Called Caesar by Mick Twister. Post your own limerick and you could win £100 of Anova books

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RebeccaSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Oct-13 11:27:05

Mick Twister has been tweeting the daily news in limerick form for the past three years. And now he's reflected the whole of human history in 100 limericks.

There Was An Old Geezer Called Caesar is a wonderfully witty book covering everything from the Big Bang to Cleopatra, Einstein, the invention of the atom bomb and many more.

With each page containing a catchy limerick and short description of the historical events, this brilliantly entertaining book is an ideal way to brush up on those things you feel you ought to know.

As well as giving away 50 copies of the book we're also running a competition to find the best limerick about Mumsnet starting with the line:

A website frequented by mums...

The finest limerick will net its author a brilliant bundle of books from Anova Books Group, including crafts, cooking and children's books, worth £100.

Apply for a copy and post your limerick on the discussion thread and we'll announce the winner at the end of October.

Punkatheart Thu 03-Oct-13 19:47:33

A website frequented by mums...
Was invaded by curious nuns
They loved aibu
The swearing too
Now they sing ‘bollocks’ and ‘bums.’

monalisa120281 Thu 03-Oct-13 21:04:10

There once was a young lad called Hamish
Amongst baby groups he was famous
His little mohican stood out like a beacon
His radical style was quite shameless.

But as baby Hamish got older
The top of his head grew much colder
His hair all fell out
He was bald, not a doubt
And now his new style's even bolder!

monalisa120281 Thu 03-Oct-13 21:06:26

Oops, didn't see the rules! Will have a think and post again later. In the meantime you get my limerick about my son for free!

N0rt0nmum Thu 03-Oct-13 22:46:38

A website frequented by mums
is a place to meet new chums
you can have a natter
about things that matter
plus a 5 minute sit on our bums.

Georgethesmartestgiant Fri 04-Oct-13 13:57:02

Justine and Carrie had a plan at last
A website for parents to use which was vast
And on they logged onto Mumsnet each day
Where they had their say
And the rest is all in the past

Georgethesmartestgiant Fri 04-Oct-13 13:57:56

Oops didn't see the opening line requirement I'll have a rethink

KatherinaMinola Fri 04-Oct-13 19:54:32

A website frequented by mums
was begun by a couple of chums
dispensing advaice
(which was not always 'naice')
on taking each day as it comes.

riskit4abiskit Sat 05-Oct-13 18:23:47

A website frequented by mums,
Whose readers sat on their bums,
They sipped on their wine,
on 'greggs'they did dine,
As biscuit crumbs fell down their tums!

A website frequented by mums
Was feared by Dave Cameron and chums
Not just bottom wipers,
They're a nest full of vipers
Who'll go all LTB on your bums!

StainlessSteelCat Mon 07-Oct-13 13:22:02

A website frequented by mums
Sent out a request for some puns.
While some were obscene
The ones that were clean
Were discovered to be written by huns

sequoia Mon 07-Oct-13 18:59:15

A website frequented by mums
Bookmarked with a trail of breadcrumbs
A virtual friend
Whose wisdom has no end
A treasured resource,do the sums

KatherinaMinola Mon 07-Oct-13 19:34:53

A website frequented by mums
asked politicos beating their drums
which biscuit they favoured.
(The answers were savoured
on laptop-screens spattered with crumbs)

Mikey99123 Mon 07-Oct-13 19:42:49

A website frequented by mums,
And also those of us with plums,
I'm a bloke, do you see,
Who's embraced 'maternity',
And comes here to get rid of the glums....

RyvitaHayworth Mon 07-Oct-13 19:55:00

A website frequented by mums:
how quickly the newbie succumbs,
giving strangers (or worse)
mothers’ chapter and verse,
while her own child gnaws soap with his gums.

hobbisl38 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:07:13

A website frequented by mums
gave advice that no mother could shun
They'd happily advise
On thighs, chocolate and pies
And why twerking was jolly good fun.

RyvitaHayworth Mon 07-Oct-13 20:28:07

A website frequented by mums:
Trip-trap, Pom Bears, flounce, Friday bums.
YABU re. Froot Shoots.
Any thoughts on these boots?
Wine o’clock, doing DS2’s sums.

Alidoll Mon 07-Oct-13 20:31:27

A website frequented by Mums
Meant laptop or tablet and sore thumbs
Frantically typing away, nearly every day
Likeminded and all gorgeous Huns!

breadandbutterfly Mon 07-Oct-13 23:10:56

A website frequented by mums
Is the best place for meeting new chums
And for getting advaice
On all things (and hams) naice
So come join us upon the forums!

aaaaagh Mon 07-Oct-13 23:26:22

A website frequented by mums
and a chimp with opposable thumbs
whose comments, though errant
made a much better parent
than some who advised on forums

sallyc06 Tue 08-Oct-13 07:28:16

There was a young lady called Sally
Who really was quite do dally
Mumsnet was her daily folly
and kept her red faced and jolly

DanielMummy Tue 08-Oct-13 13:09:33

A website frequented by mums...
all fingers and thumbs
poised on the mouse
at the Mumsnet house
waiting for the reply that comes

pilky2006 Tue 08-Oct-13 13:15:05

A website frequented by mums
where you can make lots of lovely chums
Look for advice and good tips
when unsure about lifes blips
and help each other become supermums.

dappledawn Tue 08-Oct-13 16:07:06

A website frequented by mums
Produces some absolute plums -
With pants that are sodden,
We'll help the downtrodden,
Ignoring our burgeoning tums!

dappledawn Tue 08-Oct-13 16:09:21

A website frequented by mums,
It rocks, it undoubtedly hums!
From wars about cakes
To penis mistakes -
No wonder they're living in slums!

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