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The Penguin Ronald Searle

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Nobody hasn't heard of Ronald Searle, mid-century Britain is a Searle-haunted land. From the small girl who has stepped straight out of St Trinian's to the man at the end of the platform who is the fat man in the run poster, you can't escape him.

Undergraduate cartoonists go through Searle phases ... large, gloomy Searle dogs stare at you from the pages of large glossy Amer
Paperback, 1960, 224 pages
Published 1960 by Penguin
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Ronald Searle is always good for a laugh and this selection of his work doesn't disappoint.

Early on the Omar Khayyam cartoon is great, complete with relevant verse, 'Come fill the cup, and in the fire of spring ... the Bird is on the Wing' and she certainly is with one of Omar's characters after her!

A section of characters signing off letters is most amusing as their visages match there signing off words, the sport section has a wicketkeeper beheaded by a swishing batsman, and a musician soothes
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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 ab
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St. Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business The Terror of St. Trinian's and Other Drawings Slightly Foxed -- but Still Desirable: Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting The Illustrated Winespeak: Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Winetasting Searle's Cats

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