About the Book
Thank you for this delightful book! I immediately read the first two episodes. It’s difficult to stop, but I need to pace myself, and I have work to do.
I paid a bit extra, because I was so happy that this exists, a bit of sunshine in a… well, it’s sunny today, but it’s dismal in a less literal sense, and this book is a joy.
… I’ve watched Derry Girls and enjoy it very much, but your limericks have brought a new layer to it, so I’m starting to watch them all over again.
Andrew, Leanpub Reader
Derry Girls, Seasons 1 and 2. Perfect moments from every episode, captured in verse that takes a moment to read. Five lines. They’re funny. And they rhyme :)
If you’re a fan, you’ll not need me to tell you that Derry Girls is a hilarious, irreverent comedy set in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. If you’re not familiar with Derry Girls, you’ll find the show on Netflix … and if you enjoy a good belly laugh, you’ll be delighted that you did.
I love Derry Girls, and I love writing limericks.
If you time it well, a limerick is the perfect tool for capturing moments. Derry Girls offers so many moments worth capturing, that a limerick writer who loves the series could never do justice to them all.
But one can try.
And you can help.
Buy the book now. Have a look. Get a refund if you want.
A Wee Bit of Integrity is my book of limericks based on Seasons 1 and 2 of Derry Girls. It’s here now, unfinished and ready to buy. Unfinished? Yes. The price reflects that - it's as low as I can set it on Leanpub. And you can get your money back.
All the Derry Girls limericks I’ve completed are here. One hundred and sixty two of them (so far). I’ve worked long and hard to make them as good as they can be. But that’s only my opinion. I need yours.
There’s no artwork, no photos or illustrations, no eye-catching cover. These things cost money, and I’ve learnt the hard lesson that it’s money badly spent if nobody wants to buy the book.
Who wants a book of limericks about Derry Girls, the TV series?
Hopefully, lots of people do. But if it’s no one, I’d rather find out now and not spend all that money, and not waste any more time.
So I’m asking you to buy the book, unfinished, and tell me what you think.
Good Point 1: If you hate what you read, you have 45 days to get your money back. No risk.
Good Point 2: You might love it :)
Good Point 3: It’s cheap now. If lots of people like the book, I’ll finish it. The price will rise, but what you pay today is all you’ll pay. For today’s price you’ll get the finished book, and every update along the way.
Good Point 4: Your feedback will help make a better book.
A Wee Bit of Integrity: Limericks After Derry Girls, Seasons 1 and 2. Buy it. Try it. Have your say :)
About the Author
John Arthur Nichol has grown up, worked and retired in Sydney, and tends to write in verse. Rhyming verse. It’s the voice he seems condemned to use. The form he seems fated to revisit is the limerick. It’s short. It’s catchy. It rhymes. It’s addictive.
Limerick books by John Arthur Nichol:
The Fifth Line: Limericks After Lear Book 1
The Next Hundred Lears: Limericks After Lear Book 2
A Wee Bit of Integrity: Limericks After Derry Girls, Seasons 1 and 2
Also by John Arthur Nichol:
Sascha Martin’s Rocket-Ship
Sascha Martin’s Time Machine
Sascha Martin’s Super Ball
John’s latest work is A Wee Bit of Integrity, a collection of limericks based on Seasons 1 and 2 of the wonderful Irish comedy series Derry Girls. It's published on Leanpub as a work in progress, free of Digital Rights Management, and optimised for reader feedback.