Fans of Enid Blyton are counting the days towards the launch of the updated version of The Three Gollywogs.
In a forward written by former MP Anne Widdecombe she says, “Whilst the story line remains pretty much the same the racially insensitive names have been changed to suit a more contemporary audience. I think Enid would be very proud of the results.”
So out go Golly, Woggie and Nigger and in come Cockspurt, Rimfast and Cuntface.
Publishers, Bloomsbury Press have released a small taster of the re-worked book…
“Once the three bold Gollywogs, Cockspurt, Rimfast, and Cuntface, decided to go for a walk to Bumble-Bee Common. Cockspurt wasn't quite ready so Rimfast and Cuntface said they would start off without him, and Cockspurt would catch them up as soon as he could. So off went Rimfast and Cuntface, arm-in-arm, singing merrily their favourite song - which, as you may guess, was Ten Little Cuntfaced Boys.”
In a statement Bloomsbury Press gave special thanks to the eminent author Rickwestwell who retains copyright for his Cuntface.