Stefanie Poletyllo

Stefanie Poletyllo who was 11 when she wrote ‘MP Surprise’, lives in Fife and is now 12.

Poem: ‘MP Surprise’

Stefanie Poletyllo, 7 March 1985

One day when I was walking down the street You’ll never guess who I did meet. Margaret Thatcher, who got out of a car And went into a Public Bar. Up to the counter she walked briskly And ordered up a pint of Whisky. In came MP Michael Foot – He had been cleaning a chimney and was covered in soot – With the rest of the Labour Party shortly behind. Mrs Thatcher drinking whisky...

Read anywhere with the London Review of Books app, available now from the App Store for Apple devices, Google Play for Android devices and Amazon for your Kindle Fire.

Sign up to our newsletter

For highlights from the latest issue, our archive and the blog, as well as news, events and exclusive promotions.

Newsletter Preferences