PARP!" Pssst! Do you know the story about Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and the, er, farting courtier? One day, when bowing low to Her Majesty, the Earl of Oxford couldn't help but break wind. The poor man felt SO embarrassed that he left the court - and some say the country - for SEVEN years. Upon his return, after such a long absence, the first thing Good Queen bess said on seeing him was, "Lord, I had forgot the fart!
Philip Ardagh has written many successful books for children of all ages - including the THE GRUBTOWN TALES, HENRY'S HOUSE and EDDIE DICKENS series and PHILIP ARDAGH'S ABSOLUTELY USELESS BOOK OF LISTS. He lives in Tunbridge Wells and he's very jolly and good with kids.
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