NOTES FROM THE SOFA


NOTES FROM THE SOFA

RAYMOND BRIGGS    Book Number: 85199    Product format: Paperback

Nostalgic recollections, these three to five minute little pieces were written for The Oldie magazine in recent years by the creator of The Snowman and Ethel & Ernest. Beautifully illustrated by the artist himself in line drawings, colour illustrations and a few photos, we reminisce and reflect with him on what it means to get older. He reminds us of scrumping apples, National Service, party lines on telephones, the torment of cinema organs, decimalisation, the threat of VD, nakedness and life art classes, playing Pooh sticks with Japanese tourists, making friends with a rogue hen or celebrating the joy of bodkins and the infinite usefulness of bags (especially Waitrose ones). We are reminded why Raymond Briggs is one of our best-loved story tellers. Gently self-mocking, humble, he gets into all sorts of difficulties and reflects on the down side of old age and looks back at some extraordinary incidents in his life. He is the first to poke fun at himself. 195pp, illus. Paperback.
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ISBN 9781783524167
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Customer ratings for NOTES FROM THE SOFA

Number of ratings: 1
Average rating: 3
A firm maybe.
from Anonymous on 05/05/2019
You've heard of the book people couldn't put down. Well I did put this down after two or three chapters - and wont be picking it up again. Boring, I found. However, Ive given three stars because Raymond Briggs' many works are loved by many people, so it will appeal to those Im sure.