Ronald Searle





Ronald Searle

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born
in Cambridge, The United Kingdom
March 03, 1920

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Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI, is an influential English artist and cartoonist. Best known as the creator of St Trinian's School (the subject of several books and seven full-length films). He is also the co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) of the Molesworth series.

He started drawing at the age of five and left school at the age of 15. In April 1939, realizing that war was inevitable, he abandoned his art studies to enlist in the Royal Engineers. He trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, currently Anglia Ruskin University, for two years, and in 1941, published the first St Trinian's cartoon in the magazine Lilliput.

In January 1942, he was stationed in Singapore. After a month of fighting in Malaya, Singapore fell to the...more


Average rating: 3.82 · 4,296 ratings · 303 reviews · 82 distinct works · Similar authors
St. Trinian's: The Entire A...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2008
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The Terror of St. Trinian's...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1952 — 4 editions
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Slightly Foxed -- but Still...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1989
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Searle's Cats
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
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The Illustrated Winespeak: ...
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Hurrah for St. Trinian's an...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1948
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Les Tres Riches Heures de M...
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2011
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Ronald Searle's Big Fat Cat...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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To the Kwai-and Back: War D...
4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Dick Deadeye: Character dra...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13 ratings2 editions
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“A St. Trinian’s girl would be sadistic, cunning, dissolute, crooked, sordid, lacking morals of any sort and capable of any excess. She would also be well-spoken, even well-mannered and polite. Sardonic, witty and very amusing. She would be good company. In short: typically human and, despite everything, endearing.”
Ronald Searle, St. Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business

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