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Past EventsSunday, February 25

Mr Gum

Andy Stanton

An angry bathtub fairy, a stinky old man, chocolates made by dolphins and lemon meringue pie! All in this zany, off-the-wall new series from comic genius/ beardy turnip-head Andy Stanton.

Andy Stanton’s You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum is the first in a series of fantastic nonsensical books which evoke memories of Roald Dahl and Edward Lear. His
characters are whimsical, hideous, beastly, ridiculous but outrageously funny.

In Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire, Mr Gum is trying to steal his fortune from a gingerbread man with electric muscles. Will Polly save the day?

Andy Stanton, the author has been a cartoonist and film script reader. He studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. His favourite expressions are ‘Good evening’ and ‘The truth is a lemon meringue!’ and his favourite word is ‘captain’.

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