The South Tyneside Prize for Literature was today awarded to A. Nonimouse for his political thriller “Wind in the Willows”. Nonimouse, a Jarrovian or Westovian descent, accepted the prize of 2 HB pencils with gratitude. Speaking from the Council’s tea room, Nonimouse said:
“When I wrote the book I never expected to be unmasked, sorry, to receive a prize. I merely did it to annoy the lads at the Club on a Saturday.”
The plot to the book is strikingly simple. The Weasel Party take over the local Town hall and run it as their own club. However, as the years progress the townships inhabitants become unhappy with their rulers and elect a new party, the “Folk from the Riverbank” Party, consisting of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. However, Badger was really a Weasel in disguise, so it was all downhill again. Any similarity to “Animal Farm” is deliberate.