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Great Western’s Platform Poet. Sally Crabtree’s ‘Handbag Of Happiness’

by | 14th, August 2007

mexico2.jpg YOU turn to the commuter on your right. You make eye contact. Oh dear. She asks what you do. You can’t remember. It’s been so long since the First Great Western service from Penzance to London set off you have all but forgotten your purpose. Did you have one? Is there one?

Numb with commuting, you repeat the question. She seizes upon it. “Sally Crabtree is an established writer and the creative force behind many successful novelty projects,” says the person with the pink hair. “As well as writing, Sally is a talented singer, songwriter and performer. She lives in Cornwall and is much in demand for literary festivals and children’s events.”

Just when you thought commuting could get no worse, here’s Sally Crabtree. She’s the “pink-wigged pocket Venus from Cornwall”.

Sally will sing and recite over sounds of the passing trains, reports the Mail. Miss Crabtree, 42, has worked in schools and libraries.

“Sally has been delighting audiences at festivals both here and abroad with her colourful performances of the ‘Poetree’ a magical copper tree whose fruits are the most strange and wonderful imaginable! Pick something off the tree and listen to the song or poem it inspires. Dip your hand into the Handbag of Happines s, taste

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