Posy Simmonds


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in Cookham Dene, Berkshire, The United Kingdom
August 09, 1945

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Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds MBE is a British newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of both children's books and graphic novels. She is best known for her long association with The Guardian, for which she has drawn the series Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005–06), both later published as books. Her style gently satirises the English middle classes and in particular those of a literary bent. Both of the published books feature a "doomed heroine", much in the style of the 18th- and 19th-century gothic romantic novel, to which they often allude, but with an ironic, modernist slant.

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Tamara Drewe

3.73 avg rating — 2,272 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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3.80 avg rating — 1,279 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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3.98 avg rating — 841 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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Literary Life

3.79 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Mrs Weber's Omnibus

4.17 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Fred

4.16 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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Baker Cat

3.85 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Mrs Weber's Diary

4.17 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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Lulu And The Flying Babies

4.19 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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Very Posy

4.44 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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