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Tuesday, 27 January 2004


Greendale was rocked today by the shock news (via the BBC) that much-loved postmistress, Mrs Goggins, is suspected of having appropriated her name from the uncle of the current prisons minister Paul Goggins. It appears that John Cunliffe, the author of the Postman Pat series of books, knew Mr Goggins’ uncle when the two were teachers in Manchester. “I think it highly unlikely he just made the name up from scratch, but took it from my uncle's name” claimed Mr Goggins, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, during an interview on Saturday. Mrs Goggins released the following statement to the press: “Ee, it’s a bad job”.

The IPKat wonders whether applying someone else’s name, or even their personality to a character in a work of fiction infringes any privacy or personality rights that that person may have. He also sends warmest regards to his fellow feline Jess.

Postman Pat here and here
Mrs Goggins here and here Postmodern Pat here

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