Want to burn books? Take a tip from the Nazis

Want to burn books? Take a tip from the Nazis

I’m not sure Jedward, the perky Irish pop duo, have ever burnt a book. JK Rowling’s new novel Troubled Blood, they tweeted, would make excellent fuel for a romantic blaze: “Aww get all cozy and comfy,” said Jed and/or Ward, “can’t wait.” I do hope the twins’ home has another winter heat source, because anyone who’s tried to burn even a thickish newspaper supplement will know the problem. It catches on the outside, singes a bit, before going out in a puther of smoke. And given JK’s latest work is only out in tough-to-torch hardback, I suggest they spatchcock the book flat, Jed scrunches up each of the 900 pages to maximise oxygen circulation, then Ward fans the sparks with a pair of bellows.
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