Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, 'Ethel & Ernest' is the story of Raymond Briggs's parents from their first chance encounter to their deaths, told in Briggs's unique strip-cartoon format.
Nothing is invented, nothing embroidered - this is the reality of two decent, ordinary lives, of two people who, as Briggs tells their 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 that were so exhilarating and bewildering for Ethel and Ernest to experience as they brought up their only son.
A marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2003