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Sharman Shmels a Rat!


Sharman Schiffer has just published the story of her life with a notorious womaniser and pimp. Here, she tells the story behind the book: Shmel the Rat.

Each of the 16 chapters in this 232-page, easy-read roller-coaster, represents a year of living with this rat, starting with how we first met on a blind date .

I am now divorced and want to be the ambassador for all those ladies out there who are in a similar situation but just cannot break away. However difficult it might be, there is a light at the end of that very dark tunnel. I know, I am the living proof.

I have given many after lunch and dinner speeches all over the country, to all-ladies audiences on the subject of relationships and the response has been amazing. I have been featured in both the local and national press and on the radio with Vanessa Feltz and Anna Raeburn.

I commissioned a professional cartoonist and, between us, we created a caricature that depicts Shmel the Rat. The potential for the book and this character is endless. We have made prototype dolls, mugs, note pads, divorce cards, computer rat mats etc. In fact anything that needs a logo, the Rat will assist.

Many people have told me that this true life story would make a brilliant film or TV play. We shall see.

It is very important for any business to maximise its advertising and this is why I contacted I was welcomed by one of your very knowledgeable sales negotiators who, with his expertise, guided me in the purchase of a number plate that would benefit from my book.
He came up with the number MY04 RAT. The 04 being the year that I started writing the book.

Your correspondence is an example of how a company should operate. I am so very pleased with the service and over the moon with my plate. So much so, that I have now given Regtransfers my private number A20 SHA to sell for me.
MY04 RAT causes such a stir every time I hit the road and this is exactly what I wanted. And I didn’t stop with the plate: I have had magnetic plaques made, which grace the bonnet and two front doors of my car.

My family and friends were just so taken aback by this whole concept, that they were amazed to see something very positive come out of something very negative. I will certainly recommend you to anyone that needs a personalised number plate.

You have all heard of Roland Rat. Well, make way for Shmel the Rat.

Further details can be found on Sharma’s website at

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