When he came across an old-English limerick that made him laugh,
playwright Ranjit Bolt started writing nonsensical verse to
entertain his friends. On a whim he decided to staple some together
and offer them at a market in his home town of Cambridge when not
writing plays. Readers would go away chuckling to themselves and
the booklets flew away. Their chuckling response led to A Lion Was
Learning to Ski.