Tynwald Balls book of Manx political gaffes bounces back

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Due to popular demand by politicians to have all copies destroyed, Southern Befrienders have decided to reprint their popular non-fiction work, Tynwaldballs. 

The book is a compilation of political gaffes and mangled metaphors compiled by Juan Watterson and Quintin Gill (current and former Rushen MHKs), with illustrations by Phil Woodford and extracts from Isle of Man Newspapers.

The first run of 1,000 copies raised almost £8,000 for the charity.

Mr Watterson, who is also SB treasurer said: ‘This book is a guaranteed laugh, with proceeds going to a great cause in the community.’

Co-author, Mr Gill added: ‘For those people who ask, “Have you made these up?”, you have to ask yourself, could we?”’

Plans for a second volume are already underway.

Books, £10, are available from the Manx Museum Shop, Bridge Bookshop, Port Erin, or Southern Befrienders’ office at Thie Rosien, Four Roads, Port Erin.

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