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Les Tres Riches Heures de Mrs Mole

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On New Year's Eve 1969, Monica Searle was diagnosed with a rare and virulent form of breast cancer. Each time she underwent treatment, her husband Ronald produced a Mrs Mole drawing 'to cheer every dreaded chemotherapy session and evoke the blissful future ahead'. This book features 47 of these drawings.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Blue Door
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Karren
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lovely illustrations. Very sweet.

Also this review from Maria Popova on 10 January 2012:

Les Très Riches Heures de Mrs Mole: A Real-Life Ronald Searle Love Story

On New Year’s Eve 1969, Monica Searle was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. Experimental at the time, chemotherapy — the course of action Monica’s doctor recommended — was a leap of faith. After each treatment, her husband Ronald made Monica a Mrs. Mole drawing “to cheer every dreaded chemotherapy session and evok
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Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of those special little books that once they find your way into your library hit you straight in the heart even without many words being involved.
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pure love.
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light on the words but heavy with the emotions. this is truly a heartfelt experience. so sad and sweet.
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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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