Saturday, 3 December 2011

Scrugg of the Bailey

This is possibly my favourite of all Benley Furton's "Scrugg" novels. Scrugg's adventures delighted tens of children in the seventies and eighties. He was a psychotic, cave-dwelling feral elf/chimera hybrid who just wanted to live a normal life above ground with the humans (or "hoobuns" as Scrugg would say). "Scrugg of the Bailey" ended with Scrugg being chased out of the Old Bailey by torch-bearing Londoners when he hilariously ate the witness for the prosecution. Oh, Scrugg! Other titles in the series include "Scrugg and the Fetid Delicatessen", "Scrugg the Town Planner" and recently "Scrugg and the Quantitative Easing". Anyone else remember Scrugg? No, me neither.

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