..floating island..

. the leybourne. first edition 1954.unsigned.

“Housewives celebrate end of rationing. Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted.”



one fresh small person

a paper bus ticket

one pair trunks (canned if necessary)

smallish inner tube or rubber ring whichever is available

or is in season


place the person on the bus, allow to rest

leave for half an hour or until things are proved

gas mark 4


wrap person in trunks and place into the prepared ring

if fully set float in brine until all becomes spongy

allow to brown lightly while floating continues

do not peel

on rising

we have a floating island