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Ethel & Ernest

Ethel & Ernest

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His first three major works, Father Christmas, Father Christmas Goes on Holiday (both featuring a curmudgeonly Father Christmas who complains incessantly about the "blooming snow"), and Fungus the Bogeyman, were in the form of comics rather than the typical children's-book format of separate text and illustrations. The clipped dustwrapper is likewise Near Fine+: clean and bright - an unusually fresh example; a tiny mark and small rub to the heel of the spine; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. They raise their son, Raymond, living in the same terraced house for 40 years, in a suburban street, through the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of television and other events. In the way he has chosen to portray their lives he captures the banality of the lives of Ernests and Ethels everywhere. Sono stata catapultata in un’altra vita, un’altra epoca, e percepivo il cambiamento a ogni decennio.

B: quite a common book but usually turns up surface soiled due to it consisting of a mostly white and unvarnished dustjacket. He always knew where he came from and in this respect, he was a completely grounded character who warmed my heart. There is something very powerful about the simple text, mixed with a large dose of humour between the husband and wife, coupled with images that make the experience of reading this book into something very special. Such a lovely little thing, but you really should *not* finish reading it right before your break is over, because it will make you cry and then you'll have to go back to work and be all, like, "Hey man, what's up? Ernest's commentary on world events is always related through the tidbits he reads out loud to Ethel from the newspaper.They survive the depression of the 30s, World War II and the havoc it wreaks on Londoners, the economic downturn and rationing that follows, and the "love generation" of the 60s. The story opens when they first meet, Ethel is a ladies maid and spots Ernest on his bike; he looks up and notices her at the window, and the rest, they say, is history. The illustrations were beautiful and reminiscent of Briggs' other masterpiece, The Snowman, and the ending was very, very poignant. It has various artistic elements to it which are commendable: in other words, I really liked the art style!

It had its North American premiere at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival by its US distributors, and was chosen by an audience vote to be screened in the "Best of the Fest" on the final day. Lo stile di Raymond Briggs non rientra nei miei preferiti, ma devo dire che più andavo avanti con la storia, più questi disegni tondi e pieni con questi colori pacati mi sembravano adatti, anzi, perfetti, per la storia autobiografica raccontata dall’autore. Book in VG condition with small neat gift inscriptions jacket with a bit of wear and two closed tears to rear. While reading it I discovered that this book is really about life, love, and how quick times are changing when it comes to history and technology. Jacket has edge wear, small chips to head and toe of the spine, a few very minor surface marks, now protected in a removable clear plastic sleeve.With the loss of Briggs last week, it seemed important to mark the occasion by re-reading some of his works.



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