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Let me start by saying I loved this book of poetry and I think your mums, daughters, sisters and friends will too. Mischieverse is proper rude humour that laughs at life’s every day irritations that you’ll all recognise. It’s social commentary at its wittiest best and perfect for the intelligent people in your life (especially those who don’t take themselves too seriously). To steal some of the endorsements from this little gem, it’s rude, irreverent and downright filthy – like Johnny Rotten meets Pam Ayres. It gave me (and one of the authors who left a quote inside the book) many laugh-out-loud moments because it’s full of observations that simply take the p**s out of the absurdities of modern life. Plus, it’s split into nice, simple chapters so you can easily dip in and out (poems on daily life, animals, food, fashion, words, behaviour, politics, media, and not forgetting some seasonal missives just in time for Christmas. There’s also a few mentions of the Kardashians, because quite frankly, how could we have this kind of book in 2017 without them)!

Suzan St Maur is the author, a writer for many years who started penning funny, potty-mouthed poems as a hobby about two years’ ago (as she told Muddy, after a day’s marketing work, a glass of Chablis and a naughty poem were light relief). I met the very smiley and effervescent Suze at a networking event and found out that she is a Canadian residing in the UK.


Her relentless ability to laugh at things ensured the embryonic collection grew, and she was fortunate enough to come across Daventry based Corona Books who decided to take a chance on her and publish them (more beauty stocking-fillers from Corona Books above). In Suze’s own words, all the poems have been inspired by the ‘pissy little things that get up our noses in daily life’ from over-used cliches to man buns, from the aloofness of cats to twerking – and, other than using a few asterisks where the language gets particularly colourful, naughty words are included almost everywhere. Particular favourite poems of mine were O Root Canal, Bathroom Brainfarts, Can You Hear Me (what would we do without our phones) and Absolutely Clear, a damning ditty on British politics

Let me make this absolutely clear

Say the politicians here

British types just love these words

Largely because they’re worthless turd

Of meaningless vocabulary

Standing for f**k all, essentially

Where do you buy it I hear you cry! Well here’s a link direct to Amazon where you’ll find it at a very reasonable £6.99 for paperback, and an AWESOME (read the book and you’ll get the hyperbole reference here) £1.99 on Kindle. Also, remember you’ll be supporting local business a Corona Books UK is a fledgling publishing company. They publish quirky little books like The Great British Limerick Book Filthy limericks for (nearly) every town in the UK and The Corona Book Of Horror Stories (which Suze features in), both perfect for your loved ones stocking fillers! So get ordering peeps, you could do the whole family in one go and read them all before you gift them.

All images by Kate Everall 

Snarky, quirky, downright rude, Suze skewers pop culture: its language, fashion, politics, entertainment. Not even family and cherished holidays escape her cutting wit. Through it all, she manages to make us laugh at ourselves and the silliness of contemporary life. Buy it now.

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