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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this warm, beautiful novel explores the intricate nets of family life ...
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2004.
Raymond Brigg`s most extraordinary and most appealing book yet-a tender, moving, warmly funny tribute to his parents: Ethel and Ernest.
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Published: 03 September 1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Biography: general
Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest is the story of Raymond Bribb`s parents' marriage, from their first chance encounter to their deaths told in Brigg`s unique strip-cartoon format. Nothing is invented, nothing embroidered-this is the reality of two decent, ordinary lives of two peoplewho, as Briggs tells the story, become representative of us all. The book is also social history; we see the dark days of the Second World War, the birth of the Welfare State, the advent of television and all the changes which were so exhilarating and bewildering for Ethel and Ernest. A marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages.
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Raymond Briggs was born in Wimbledon Park, South London in 1934. Developing an early interest in illustration, he attended the Wimbledon School of Art at the age of fifteen. After completing a typography ...