Troubador Taking My Doggerel for a Walk

Released: 28/10/2018

ISBN: 9781789015683

Format: Hardback

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Taking My Doggerel for a Walk


Inside this book is a wonderful pot-pourri of delights. They come in all shapes and sizes to fascinate and entertain the reader. Most are rhymed; some are short and quirky and some longer to tell mini short stories.

There are amusing cautionary tales, funny reports on bad buses, a medieval wedding tale tragedy, tower blocks in London and a holiday rap! 

All in all, this is a veritable “doggerel’s breakfast” full of entertainment. If you yearn to be a performer of poetry, this book offers you some excellent choices; they all sound good when spoken out loud.

My Doggerel is my best friend. He’s been with me for years.
I love his shaggy baggy coat and silly billy ears.”

November - 2 bookshops - 1 local in SE London and 1 in Cotswolds - signed up to display/sell Doggerel
- Local theatre for display/sales with suggested percentage of sales price to support
- New Library in West Norwood to stock books
- Complimentary copies to Local community forum for publicity.

December - Displays of book and personal appearances at Norwood Feast and Christmas lights event

A great fun collection covering all kinds of topics!

by A currie

This slim volume packs a real punch. A collection of poems, some of which might be described as doggerel but by no means all, ranging from the funny, the mysterious to the sad. Each is thought provoking and their topics cover the whole spectrum of human emotion and life. A great little read - I hope Jenny Caro will be writing more.

by Baldrobin

This can't pretend to be impartial; anyone who knows Jenny will appreciate her gifts as both a great encourager and an incurable doggerel-lover. Here are some thoughtfully whimsical examples of a great little genre. Doggerel need not be hilarious; some of this is ('The training course' or 'This week's bargain offer'). But I also love more serious verses like 'Life's journey home' and 'The pillage of London' -- 'Is there a law against stealing the sky?' Even better than the printed page is to hear Jenny read and then collapse in the middle for her inimitable but infectious chortle.

by Christopher Idle

A well-crafted poem can speak of an experience of our world in a way that stays with us for a long time; This little book is full of such gems
The authors ability with words and language are what makes her poetry such a simple joy. Her range is huge, the subjects covered too numerous to list.
These poems encapsulate all of human life. Funny, thought-provoking, challenging, evocative, story-telling, satire and tribute. All are here.
Just a joy!!

by Stephen T

Jenny Caro


Jenny was born in Sussex but became a veteran Londoner for the rest of her life.

She has cherished all aspects of literature from a very young age - one of those "nose in a book" kids.

She has been a dedicated reader of a wide range of classic and modern fiction and of verse of all kinds- old and new, formal and informal, serious and funny.

She always has been Intrigued by the development over centuries of poetry spoken as well as written and of English language itself. It was as a teenager that she first found satisfaction and comfort in recording her own family and personal experiences in verse.

Her strong sense of humour and quirky take on all aspects of life permeate her poems, odes and doggerel. This reflects her own approaches on how to deal with the pain and pleasures of life. A great believer in creating humour and entertainment to counter the misery caused buy "the slings and arrows" of life.

By 2017, her collection of writings had grown considerably and she decided to publish them in two volumes of which Taking my Doggerel for a Walk is the first. A companion volume is in preparation for release in 2019.

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