Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

This Week's Winners

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

This Week's Winners

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Well done. This was the largest bag of entries in a long time - perhaps that was because you had all those extra weeks in which to think. Indeed, some of you sent in reams of entries a few weeks apart as the muse kept hovering. The singletons get [pounds sterling]5 book tokens and those with doubles can have [pounds sterling]20 but the winner by far is Katie Mallett, who can have [pounds sterling]25 and the Tesco vouchers. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. To those who sent in cards, many thanks, We're not sure when the annual top 20 Of compers who entered throughout 2013 will be done but hopefully it will be by the first week of February.

Tyger, tyger, burning bright, Say, have I spelled your name quite right?

What is this life if, full of care, Someone's pinched your favourite chair?

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, For Mother has prepared for me some crumpets for my tea.

Come live with me and be my love, We'll give my wife a goodbye shove. Katie Malleft

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of shale gas fracking drills.

Do not go gentle into that good night, Another double Scotch should see you right. Howard Davies

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who's never craved a garden shed?

I am: yet what I am none cares nor knows--For Ukip candidates, that's how it goes. WJ Webster

They fuck you up, your mum and dad, So life is not a lily pad. …

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