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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.

dappledawn Tue 08-Oct-13 16:10:35

(Is it OK to enter several, RebeccaSMumsnet? I'm on a bit of a roll here....)

Mamafratelli Tue 08-Oct-13 20:23:47

A website frequented by mums
Mumsnetters don't twiddle their thumbs
With naice ham and gin
They'll always fit in
And meet lots of jolly good chums!

KatherinaMinola Wed 09-Oct-13 10:43:08

A website frequented by mums:
who'd imagine the depths that it plumbs?
For each thread about neutrals
there's one about poo trolls
and Friday night sex with their bums.

KatherinaMinola Wed 09-Oct-13 10:44:54

I think Ryvita's are crackers. (As it were...)

dappledawn Wed 09-Oct-13 11:05:57

grin KatherineMinola

annelou06 Thu 10-Oct-13 09:47:08

A website frequented by mums,
Here you find your local 'Bums and Tums',
Recipes, advice and friendship
There's forums where you can let rip
So good you can't help but succumb!

parrott Thu 10-Oct-13 10:37:58

A woman said, listen hark!
is that a dog I heard bark?
No said her chum
It was only my bum
I just did a fart for a lark.

RebeccaSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Oct-13 10:39:43

The book giveaway is now closed. We'll email the 50 people who have been selected to receive books as soon as we hear from the publishers that they have been sent out.

Our limerick competition is still up and running so please do keep posting your Mumsnet limericks and your reviews of the book on the thread.

parrott Thu 10-Oct-13 10:41:35

There was a man from Malta
Who had a double jointed daughter
She could bend all her limbs
From her neck to her shins
Just to see her would make your eyes water

RebeccaSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Oct-13 10:42:02

Hi dappledawn

Feel free to post more than one limerick if you're feeling inspired!

parrott Thu 10-Oct-13 10:46:30

A poor little budgie called Pete
Had blisters on both of his feet
To sit on his perch
Made his tiny feet hurt
How he wished he could sit on a seat

parrott Thu 10-Oct-13 10:48:08

There was a young man from Tooting
Who got arrested for a shooting
He pulled out a gun
Shot a man up the bum
And for the bullet the cops are still rooting

parrott Thu 10-Oct-13 10:50:13

There was an old woman from Gwent
Who lived her whole life in a tent
But one windy day the tent blew away
And now she's piched up nearer to Kent

dappledawn Fri 11-Oct-13 09:23:56

Well, I couldn't resist this ....

(Like Shakespeare, I feel justified sometimes in revising my initial drafts):

A website frequented by mums
Amost crashed! (Now, thank goodness, it runs...)
Forget Wars about Cakes -
Now it's Penis Mistakes grin
Making Tweeters get busier thumbs.

parrott Fri 11-Oct-13 10:33:56

A website frequented by mums
Is a site to which many succumb
You can have a good natter
About things that matter
It's a site that's never humdrum

parrott Fri 11-Oct-13 12:15:26

A website frequented by mums
Helps when the brain cells goes numb
From pregnancy to offers
It's well worth its coffers
And as a bonus it's really quite fun

aaaaagh Fri 11-Oct-13 12:21:37

A website frequented by mums
is addictive, it quickly becomes
an escape from our DCs'
food fights and smeared faeces
to solve other peoples' problums

dappledawn Fri 11-Oct-13 14:40:18

(lovin' the rhymes for 'DCs' and 'faeces' aaaaagh....)

dappledawn Sun 13-Oct-13 10:09:08

(Definitely my last, promise.....)

A website frequented by mums
Made MNHQ go 'Oh crumbs!'
As interest spiralled
And comments went viral,
RL got rather humdrum.

RyvitaHayworth Sun 13-Oct-13 11:37:51

KatherinaMinola thanks grin

allbie Sun 13-Oct-13 20:37:03

There was once a Professor called Higgs
who popped out to the pub from his digs.
He had no mobile phone,
so didn't know till he got home
Of the Nobel Laureate he'd just become
For being such a clever gentleman.

allbie Sun 13-Oct-13 20:40:31

Just got fed up with the first line and wanted to do something topical!

maryclare Mon 14-Oct-13 22:26:36

A website frequented by Mums
Doesn't just help with my sums
From rewarding with stickers
To which magic knickers
And how best to fill tiny tums

Hopezibah Mon 14-Oct-13 23:16:33

A website frequented by mums,
Of the many, there is only one...
Where you are truly allowed,
To be yourself and be proud,
Of a post-pregnancy bump and fat bum!

telsa Tue 15-Oct-13 12:51:51

A website frequented by mums
has posters from mansions and slums
Posh ham and penis
beakers and fly lady cleanness
are topics around which it hums

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