Residents of Charlbury may have been puzzled by the recent appearance of giant posters of seahorses around the town. They were put there by four poets to advertise their anthology, compiled after a performance in aid of a local theatre group.

A Funny Way With Words (Wychwood, £9) is by publishers Rob Stepney and Ed Fenton, plus musician John Lanyon and graphic designer Adrian Lancini, who has left his mark on the book’s innovative layout. Several of the poems have ‘funny’ local connections, including one which punnigly name-checks an incredible 31 Oxfordshire place-names.