Miriam Elia is a Sony Award-winning comedy writer and performer. She created A Series of Psychotic Episodes for BBC Radio 7 which then moved to Radio 4, and has been commissioned for a third series. This book came from a sequence of sketches on that show -- which she co-wrote with her brother Ezra -- based on the true and unhappily brief life of their pet hamster, Edward. The illustrations are Miriam's own (she graduated in Art from Goldsmiths College) and were turned into a video that went on Vimeo and got 20,000 hits, and which you can see here: http://vimeo.com/7163092
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