A very cute depiction of Ethel and Ernest's journey through life. Their way of surviving/living serves as implicit lessons on marriage, relationships and love. Perhaps it is a play on the decade or generational gap, but I felt that the darker subject matter was glossed over, especially issues that are political and social in nature. Included are, bite sized history lessons of London delivered in a funny and non PC manner.
Cute and light hearted depiction of the author's parents lives in England from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Famous cartoonist Raymond Briggs created this completely charming biography about his working class parents who lived simple lives through the Second World War in London.
Lovely little book. My whole family read it, even the teenagers.
Really lovely colour illustrations; sweet if dull storytelling.
The author of Where the Wind Blows brings his family's story to life in this funny and tender tale. Romance, politics and social history are all cleverly brought together in cartoon format.
I picked this up after it was recommended at TCAF. It didn't disappoint! A truly tender look inside the lives of the authors parents. Not only did they live through fascinating times but they were deeply, yet perhaps quietly, in love with each other. Very touching.
This graphic novel is for everyone, not just regular readers of Graphica. It tells the story of Raymond Briggs' parents from their marriage to the time of their deaths. It emphasizes the war years when they struggled through the invasion of London and had to send their son away to live in the country. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, this novel tells us alot with its heartfelt pictures.
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