East Devon author launches satirical book
- Credit: Philip Algar
Satire can entertain, expose and ridicule incompetence and in his latest book, West Hill based author Philip Algar offers an imaginative and satirical account of politicians, their behaviour and policies and the public reaction in the early days of the coronavirus crisis.
Philip’s 14th book - Politicians, People and Covid-19: A Fantastic World-leading Satire - does not underestimate the tragic impact of the virus nor does it belittle the disease, unlike some international leaders. Instead it takes some real incidents, exaggerating their potential impact and invents almost plausible stories.
For example, he reveals how President Trump decided to blame the World Health Organisation and explains why there was a shortage of dogs in the UK. Why were Irish mountain climbers victimised and how might Sir Humphrey Appleby have reacted to the use of government slogans? Why were some Mexicans disappointed when they learnt what was disallowed under the heading of essential items?
Why did some rare bats become even more rare and why did a lake and beach change colour? Why did thieves want government financial support? Why was it so difficult to visit the local pub? How did cyclists imperil road safety and cause pollution? How did a radio broadcast give a totally wrong impression and why did children fear an invasion from space? What happened to subtitles when a government minister was speaking to the nation? How did some press conferences go seriously wrong?
All this, and much more, is revealed in this topical book which is available from the Curious Otter Bookshop, Ottery St. Mary, via local bookshops and Amazon. The author can also supply copies at £7.49, including postage and packing to the UK. You can contact Philip at: firstname.lastname@example.org