The Morello Letters: Penpal to the Stars

Mr. Morello is described as a slightly confused, pear-shaped 45 year old Italian immigrant who has recently moved from Devon to London with his wife and three children. In attempting to make sense of the peculiar ways of the British, he corresponds with a number of institutions and individuals, who have little choice but to take him seriously and to respond courteously, feigning concern for Mrs. Morello’s bad feet and the goat’s diet, should they bring her with them when shopping in Harrod’s.

Only Mr. Morello could ask, in a letter to the Chairman of Arsenal Football Club “Excuse my ignorance (I am Italian) but are you the same club as Tottenham Hotspurs?”
A collection of spoof letters is not an original idea, while many of the topics in the contents certainly are (one hopes!) but Duncan McNair (the real culprit) provides a gently and amusing read which will make a perfect stocking filler at Christmas time.

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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