Friday, 27 December 2013
A week's holiday in Menorca
McGonagall’s Writer’s Café is full of scribblers attempting to beat the ‘Write a Novel in One and a half hours’ challenge sponsored by Plover’s Stationers. Competitors must use only paper and pencils purchased from the sponsor. The prize is a packet of blue index cards, but it is the sense of achievement that counts. Ahmed is fed up with his rival, and issues a ‘Write a Ph.D. thesis in two hours’ challenge. For a prize he offers a week’s holiday in Menorca. However as fares are not included, and accommodation is in an army surplus frame tent, few people are tempted.