This just happened to me yesterday (July 17, 2015). I was returning some DVD's to the library, and two of them contained episodes of the Blackadder TV show. Rgith after dropping off the DVD's, I walked over to the books-for-sale shelf, and picked up a book I hadn't seen there before. It was entitled "Spud - The Madness Continues," about a South African schoolboy nicknamed Spud. The description on the back mentioned Spud's friend Vern Blackadder.