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Mrs Weber's Omnibus

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In May 1977, Posy Simmonds, an unknown young illustrator, started drawing a weekly comic strip for the Guardian. It began as a silly parody of girls' adventure stories, making satirical comments about contemporary life. The strip soon focused on three 1950s school friends in their later middle-class and nearly middle-aged lives: Wendy Weber, a former nurse married to polyt ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Jonathan Cape
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Jan 04, 2013 Ginni rated it it was amazing
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A Christmas present from my husband, and I just devoured it over a couple of days. Strange thing is, I can remember some of the original strips when they came out...I'm just a big fan of Posy, and think she hits the nail on the head almost every time! It is quite odd that much of the content could apply to these horrible times that we are going through at present - recession, youth unemployment, middle class angst - plus ca change....and the fact that it covers the 70s and 80s is a big plus for ...more
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Aug 13, 2015 Rebecca Foster rated it liked it
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This is a collection of Simmonds’s comics for the Guardian. As with the Garfield cartoons, you get to see the development of her style and the characters, as well as the march of fashion over the period 1977–1993. Very clever skewering of middle class liberal values and political correctness gone mad: the characters (especially polytechnic sociology lecturer George, in the Department of Liberal Studies, and children’s book author Wendy Weber) espouse these values, but their actions don’t always ...more
Nov 26, 2014 Madamedupin rated it really liked it
It took me a whole year to work my way through this, between other books; there's only so much satire you can take in one go. The thing that struck me the most was how little society has changed. Even though Posy was poking fun at the Thatcher years, all the same characters and traits are still here today. I also recognise myself , rather uncomfortably, in some of it! I grew up on Posy in the Grauniad, and it was a delight to read her again.
Mar 05, 2016 Sonja rated it it was amazing
An immense collection of Posy's work, and a great insight into middle class lifestyles and attitudes of the past 40 years.
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An enjoyable romp through upper middle class England in the late 1980s.
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Like taking a warm bath. Perfect.
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Captured perfectly the middle class mores of the times.
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