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leveebeans
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MEGAHELP needed. Dark British Childrens Book

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Hey, I'm looking for a book that was at my Grandmothers house when I was younger. I cannot remember much from the book, other than it was illustrated in a very unique way. I remember a quote that said something like "And I'll only eat tripe, when it's warm and it's ripe". It was kind of a dirty book, like, kind of gross. And I can't remember if this was in it or not, but a drawing of a bunch of fish like driving, eating, dining, and hanging out by a tall building. The caption for this was something along the lines of "All the fish in Finland", or "All the fins in Finland". She just told me that the book cover may have been white, and the words were winding around like a snail shell...I know that this isn't alot to work with, but from what I've seen, you guys seem to work wonders. Thanks for the help.
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Re: MEGAHELP needed. Dark British Childrens Book

Have you figured out which book it was? I've been trying to figure it out for 4 days. In addition to the stories you mentioned, I remember a story that spanned two pages that featured a gross man and woman that described why they love each other (citing absurd and disgusting reasons). I remember it was a British book as well.

 

Any luck?

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Re: MEGAHELP needed. Dark British Childrens Book

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I FOUND IT!

 

After skimming through 60 pages chronologically through the eighties to nineties of British children's poetry, I found it:

 

"There's an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighbourhood" by Colin McNaughton

 

The book has many covers. Do any of these strike a bell?

 

 

There's an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighborhood 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's an Awful Lot of Weirdos in Our Neighborhood  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Whew! Feels so much better!

Message Edited by Jon_B on 06-23-2009 06:37 AM