As part of its continuing 'tripe-lite' strategy, TMB Books is proud to introduce My Camel's Name is Brian,
Jonathan Humble's collection of humourous poems.

With only two verified tripe poems, My Camel's Name is Brian is
an entertaining anthology with dozens of original illustrations.


Jonathan Humble is a deputy head teacher in a rural school in Cumbria. He’s worked as a painter, lettuce picker and power industry engineer. Other than writing poetry and short stories, his hobbies include beard growing, pointing at poppies whilst saying “Oooo, they look nice!” and keeping the international coffee industry afloat with his patronage.

Originally from Goole in East Yorkshire, he occasionally writes under the pseudonym of Northern Jim and is rapidly establishing a reputation as the ‘go-to’ poet for fruit, sock and offal-based poetry. When asked about the intriguing title of his first collection of poems he replied “Can you ever have too many camels?” 

His poetry has appeared in numerous publications and on radio. He appears regularly at Verbalise in The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and at other performance poetry venues in the North West of England.


Jonathan Humble,
looking for a date

Over 100 poems from the biro of the Tripe Poet Laureate
"Some of this work is tripe and some of this work is not tripe, but even the work that is not tripe is tripe of the highest order of tripe"
Ian McMillan (Beat Poet) 

"Humble should display no false modesty"
Mark Burgess (Author and Illustrator)

"wide ranging, inconspicuously thought-provoking and undoubtedly very funny"
Helen Perkins (North-West Evening Mail)

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