A former Oxford university administrator with a degree in philosophy has written a book containing 919 limericks - one for every town in the UK.
Lewis Williams, who lives in Byfield, Northants, said the idea occurred to him when he and a friend were trying to remember the Devizes limerick: “We were in the mood for schoolboy humour and I wondered whether it would be possible to write a book with a rude limerick for every town in the country.” Five years later, The Great British Limerick Book has been published by Corona Books and Lewis is hoping it will make an amusing sticking filler.
His favourite is about Guildford. “It involves a visit to McDonald’s and a punchline involving a McFlurry,” he smiled. “Happily McDonald’s haven’t sued me yet.”
I once went to a bed shop in Luton
With nothing but my birthday suit on
I always get undressed
Before having a rest
And I wanted to try out a futon