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Mrs Weber's Omnibus

Mrs Weber's Omnibus

by Posy Simmonds


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For the first time, a complete collection of the classic Guardian strips that made Posy Simmonds famous

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 polytechnic sociology lecturer George with a large brood of children; Jo Heep, married to whiskey salesman Edmund with two rebellious teenagers; and Trish Wright, married to philandering advertising executive Stanhope and with a young baby. The strip, which was untitled and usually known just as Posy, ran until the late 1980s. Collected here for the first time are the complete strips. Although celebrated for pinpointing the concerns of Guardian readers in the 1980s and their constant struggle to remain true to the ideals of the 1960s, they are in fact remarkably undated. They show the cartoonist who'd become celebrated for Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe, maturing into genius.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780224096836
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Posy Simmonds is a newspaper cartoonist and a writer and illustrator of children's books. She is best known for her comics Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe, both drawn for the Guardian and later published as books.

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