There’s an intriguing book currently doing the rounds in Porty under the catchy title of “Life and other distractions in and around Portobello past and present”. But what makes it really different and thoroughly readable (in a dip into way) is that it’s presented in 200 limericks written and privately published by local resident Jim Hurford. He’s also persuaded 18 (mostly local) artists to illustrate the book. Porty Podcast Producer, David Calder met up with him to find out more – as well as hearing from two of the artists, Claire MacDonald and Jan Coventry.
For more information or to buy the book, contact Jim at [email protected]
Claire MacDonald’s website: http://www.macavaggios.co.uk/index.html
And her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/macavaggios/
Jan Coventry’s website: https://coventrywaugh.weebly.com/