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The Paninis of Pompeii

The Paninis of Pompeii

Author(s): Andy Stanton

Location(s): Pompeii

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): N/A

The first in a brand new series from the fevered imagination of the award-winning, bestselling author of MR GUM.

Welcome to the last days of Pompeii as you’ve NEVER imagined them before! Join fart-trader Caecilius, his wife, Vesuvius, and their ten-year-old son, Filius, in a bizarre world of accidental gladiators, pizza-emitting volcanoes and the legendary Ma-wol-n-f.

You’ll meet the household servant, Slavius; thrill at the misadventures of Barkus Wooferinicum and generally have an uproariously hilarious time of it all.

Full of ludicrous characters, surreal escapades and outrageous word play – if you thought Mr Gum was weird, then get a load of the Ancient Pompeiians!

A hilarious new series from the funniest that will have 7+ readers howling with laughter.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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