Planet Corona

The First 100 Columns

Planet Corona

by Peter Mortimer

As published in the Journal, Newcastle

From the onset of the corona virus lockdown at the end of March 2020, writer and playwright Peter Mortimer began penning a daily column in The Journal, the morning newspaper based in Newcastle on Tyne. After 75 continuous columns, six pieces a week, he fell in a heap and reduced his output to twice weekly.

Here we produce the first 100 columns, a mixture of humour, satire, surrealism, absurdity and occasional anger as he fixes his unique eye on a world turned upside down.

"Planet Corona is amazing! First draft of history!"

Ian McMillan

ISBN: 978-0-9954579-8-0
Price £8.00
Published in December 2020

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