Ethel and Ernest
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Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs
Book DescriptionUtterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest is the story of Raymond Brigg's parents' marriage, from their first chance encounter to their deaths told in Brigg's unique strip-cartoon format. Nothing is invented, nothing embroidered - this is the reality of two decent, ordinary lives of two people who, as Briggs tells the story, become representative of us all. The book is also social history; we see the dark days of the Second World War, the birth of the Welfare State, the advent of television and all the changes which were so exhilarating and bewildering for Ethel and Ernest. A marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780224046626
(225mm x 151mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond Briggs
Ethel & Ernest, Paperback (October 2016)
Featureing Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn and Luke Treadaway Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, this is the story of Raymond Briggs' parents' marriage, lady's maid Ethel and milkman Ernest, from their first chance encounter in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971.
Notes from the Sofa, Hardback (November 2015)» View all books by Raymond Briggs
Suitable for adults, this book traces the course of author's life in a series of wonderfully observed vignettes that take him from the awkwardness and embarrassment of growing up to the vicissitudes and frustrations of growing old.
UK Kirkus Review » Briggs uses cartoon strips to tell the story of his parents' lives through the privations of the 1930s, the horrors of the World War II and the disillusionment of the postwar years, up to the couple's death in 1971. A deeply moving and beautifully illustrated record of 20th-century British social history. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Raymond Briggs
Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel will be released in 2016.He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. Raymond lives in Sussex.
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