The trouble with Miss Demeanour, Miss Understood and Miss Guided …

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>>> HERE are 3 short examples:

The perfect driver?

Miss Demeanour arrived by taxi at her destination. The irate taxi driver turned to her and said: “There’ll be no charge, lady; you did most of the driving.”

The perfect writer?

Miss Understood sent a number of articles to a celebrated newspaper columnist, asking his advice as to the best channel for marketing her writings.

The articles came back with this response:

“The one channel I can recommend as the greatest outlet for articles of this type is the English channel.”

The perfect secretary?

Miss Guided a doctor’s secretary – was perplexed by an entry in the doctor’s notes on an emergency case: “Shot in the lumbar region.” After a moment she brightened up and, in the interest of plainness, typed into the record: “Shot in the woods.”


QUESTION: Which “Miss” might you be?

Winners of #GirlRogues facebook competition – Jess Kidde, Ruth Elisa Munoz and Emily Brown

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Thank you to everyone who entered ‪#‎GirlRogues‬ competition on Zizzi’s facebook page – who, to be in with a chance of winning a signed paperback – were asked to comment when they’d last behaved in a rogue-like way…

Due to the lively roguish comments, we have selected two further entrants – who both win a #GirlRogues: Braggadocio eBook by Zizzi Bonah.


  1. Jess Kidde – who commented “Kidde by name, Kidde by nature.”
  2. Ruth Elisa Munoz – who commented “My sister was gonna eat the last croissant but I snatched it from her and yelled MINE!”
  3. Emily Brown – who commented “Everyday! I don’t follow the rules!”


This competition was held for one month only – closing date 31 May 2016 – via page

“A Book is Proof Humans are Capable of Working Magic” says Carl Sagan on Goodreads website

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Carl Sagan on Goodreads website is quoted as saying – “what an astonishing thing a book is”

  • “It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles”


  • “One glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years”


  • “Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other”


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Have you thought of books as breaking the boundaries of time?

Statistics are like a bikini… #MondayMorningBlog

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Did you know Aaron Levenstein once said,

“Statistics are like a bikini – what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

In 2015 a record 85,000 people changed their names by deed poll in the UK, The Times reported.

Names included:

Happy Birthday –

Bacon Double Cheeseburger –

Penelope Pitstop – after the character in the Wacky Races

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What character name would you choose for yourself?

Literary fragrance – a perfume called Paperback – #guardianbooks

A perfume called Paperback

A new perfume has been designed by Demeter called Paperback – promising to rekindle “a trip to your favourite library or used bookstore,” states David Shariatmadari on the Guardian books blog.

Paperback sells itself as “sweet and lovely, with just a touch of mustiness of aged paper”.

With rave reviews on Demeter’s website, do you think you might be the next to try this literary fragrance?