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Gerald Scarfe, Britain's most controversial satirical artist, is famous for having worked with a broad and eclectic mix of British and American icons, including Pink Floyd and Disney. But he is perhaps best known for his political cartoons, which have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, notably in the Sunday Times. Published to coincide with a major exhibition of the original artworks in the Houses of Parliament, this new book brings together fifty years of Scarfe's political drawings in a brilliantly entertaining journey through the history of our nation's leaders, from Churchill's last visit to the House of Commons in 1965 to the Thatcher years to Tony Blair's legacy and Gordon Brown's succession in 2007. With razor-sharp wit and exuberant energy, Scarfe's drawings lampoon our leaders' political ambitions, scandals and disasters in inimitable style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781408700853
ISBN-10: 1408700859
Format: Hardback
(324mm x 257mm x 31mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Little, Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gerald Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe was born and lives in London. His incredible career spans newspapers, satirical and political publications, television, film, theatre and opera. He has worked for the SUNDAY TIMES for 38 years and the NEW YORKER for 12 years.

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