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The Wonder Of The Potato


After watching a well known show here in the U.K, Celebrity Juice, I decided that it only seemed fit to write an ode to the wonder that is the Potato.

The Wonder Of The Potato

The smell of salt and vinegar makes me lick my lips
You can’t beat the smell of fish and chips
When we are strapped for cash
We will dine on bangers and mash
Baked potatoes filled with cheese
Lashings of it…if you please
When nights are cold and nights are frosty
I warm myself up with a Potato Rosti
When I fancy a night out on the tiles
I fuel up with potato smiles
Vodka is also appealing
As it can be made from the potato peeling
So thumbs up for the versatile Tattie
The onder of the Potato gets 10 out of 10 from me

The Home Of The World’s Longest Poetic Novel, Written In Rhyming Couplets.


Welcome to The Jaw, the home of the World’s longest poetic novel written in rhyming couplets.  The Jaw  Revisited may well change the way you look at poetry forever.  Not just a piece of poetry, not just a novel, not just another book.  The Jaw is 101,573 words, 472,135 characters, 439 pages and 15,152 lines all written in  rhyming couplets.

 I believe this makes it the longest rhyming couplet novel, written in English and by a single person in the world.  Many people make this claim, just search in Google and you will encounter 100’s of claims to this feat.  All of these  claims are different to mine, in that The Jaw is not just a collection of rhyming couplets but an actual story.  Some are not written in the English langauge, and many have been written by several different people.  Twitter and Facebook both have claims that users have written the longest poem combining the efforts of 1000’s of users,  I wrote mine on my own.

I never set out to break any records, I write because I find it the best way to express my feelings and emotions.  I enjoy making up characters, giving them a personality and hopefully passing that personality onto the readers.  I love to explore the world of the unknown and what better way to do that than in words using an over active imagination.  My words are simple, yet very effective.  I will not compare Thee To A Summer’s Night, or have words that have the reader wondering what it’s all about.  I suppose in a way, I write how I speak.

When I was fifteen I left school with no formal qualifications, no PhD or University degree and not really having any career goals.  I have never had any form of English teaching and certainly think I would be terrible if I had to sit an exam or hand in coursework now 🙂  I know enough though, I know that if you push yourself and believe in what you are doing, believe in where you want to go and what you want to do, then you will be successful.  Success does not always come in the form of money or life’s extravagant luxuries, sometimes it is the simple things, like sitting back and saying “I did that.”

That is what I have done with The Jaw, I wanted to write something that I can be proud of, something that I can say to my children, grand children and even my parents, “Look, I did that”.  I am proud of my novel, I think the plot is fantastic, the twists and turns will have you on edge wondering what is going to happen next.  The words will flow from your mouth with ease and before long you will not even realise you are reading the words in rhyme.

Taken From Smashwords.com

Ebook Short Description

The Jaw is an epic horror story written in a totally unique way. I believe this is the longest ever novel in the English language that has been written in rhyme. At over 100,000 words and spanning more than 400 pages, this piece of literature has it all. Ultimately this horror story will take your breath away. With twists and stomach turning churns that will have you thirsting for more. 

A Review On Amazon.com

This review is from: The Jaw (Kindle Edition)

I`ve never read a novel that is in rhyme before and now i have i can`t believe just how clever it is. Apart from it having damn good story to it you marvel at how the author has managed to do poetry and the story as well. There`s so many twists and turns in it , things i never expected , which i`m not going into on here because it`ll ruin the story for anyone who buys it.
Its left me wanting more , and i`m hoping the author writes some more books.

On the top menu you can have a read for yourself as I have posted the first twelve chapters for you.

I hope you enjoy the site and have a wonderful day

Much love.  Katherine x

Good Afternoon and Welcome to The Jaw


Good Afternoon everyone, my name is Katherine A Shaw and welcome to a blog site that is going to be dedicated to The Jaw.

Incase you haven’t heard of it, which I’m guessing many of you haven’t, The Jaw Revisited is an epic poetic novel written by myself.  One year in the writing as produced a novel that is over 100,000 words long.  Now I can hear you all shouting at me… “So what, 100,000 words is not that long”  and you will be correct.  There is something rather unique about this book though.

It is a life story of two characters…  “Yes o.k but many books are like that”

It has love and romance…  “Oh no not another Mills and Boon?”

Death and despair, torture, sadness and betrayal… “Yes o.k but that does not make it special”

Well it covers many subjects about today’s society… “Right it is not sounding that unique or different is it?”

O.K, well The Jaw is as I have said over 100,000 words, spanning more than 450 pages all written in……. Rhyming Couplets.  Each line will rhyme with the next throughout the whole book.  It is a life story of two characters, Paul and Betty as they try to fight their way through their so-called life which throws just about everything at them.  Many subjects raised are subjects that maybe when we were all younger, if they had been talked about a little more instead of being brushed under the carpet, the society today would not be such a bad place sometimes.

I really hope you enjoy the site and please feel free to leave comments where you think appropriate.

I will post small snippets on a daily basis, as well as some photographs from when I take “The Jaw On Tour” to Mallorca.

Much love.   Katherine