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Viva Loch Lomond! by Elvis McGonagall

by Elvis McGonagall


Viva Loch Lomond! collects the greatest hits of stand-up poet, comedian and broadcaster Elvis McGonagall in one volume for the first time. Witty, satirical but not afraid to be plain daft, Elvis
McGonagall’s work takes aim at our septic isle of zero-hourscontracts, food banks and cup-cakery. From Scottish independence to the “war on terror” via turbo-capitalist greed; from Blair and
Bush to Dave and Boris via the death of Thatcher; from William Wallace’s taste for cheese to the Queen’s love of gangsta rap VIA BREXIT AND TRUMPERY, Elvis kicks against the injustices of
austerity Britain but still finds time to wax lyrical about the joys of whisky, Greek islands and life in a godforsaken rural idyll. Viva Loch Lomond! lays bare the workings of his befuddled mind as he scribbled these poems from the dubious comfort of his revolting armchair at the Graceland Caravan Park.

‘Brilliantly anarchic, verbally agile, always a treat’

‘Righteous ire, directed at very deserving targets
McGonagall’s verses are shot through with a moral
umbrage and rhetorical power’


‘Funny, angry and tightly written, McGonagall
combines anger, polish and carefully crafted verse in
a way which recalls John Cooper ClarkE. If the word
‘poetry’ is putting you off, get over it’