Former care home worker is set to release new book

George Jowett
George Jowett

A poet is inviting people to the Hartlepool launch party of his new book.

George Jowett has penned Thatcher’s Folly, a searing political satire on the events surrounding the 1984 Brighton bombing.

The poet, who lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire, previously worked in Hartlepool in the 1990s.

George said: “The poem is a spoof and I hope people find it funny. It features the most scurrilous illustrations you have seen.”

A launch party will be held at Stephanie’s Cafe and Shop in Church Street, on Saturday, August 20, starting at 8pm.

As well as George the event features Yorkshire poet Uncool Roj and Richmond singer-songwriter Ed Woods.

In 2014, George had his poetry published along with a number of high profile poets in the book A Modern Don Juan: Cantos For These Times.

He previously managed homes for people with learning disabilities for Cleveland County Council and later Hartlepool Borough Council.

George added: “That is one of the reasons I decided to have a launch in Hartlepool as I worked here for about 10 years but have since lost touch with a lot of people.”

Admission to Saturday’s book launch is free.