The British : The National Character Observed by Pont Hardback
Illustrated by Graham Laidler
A classic collection showing our national foibles, by the celebrated and much-loved cartoonist An assertion of the importance of tea.
A keen interest in the weather. A fondness for laughing at your own anecdotes. A weakness for oak beams. A tendency to over-indulge dogs. The British haven't changed much since the 1930s when Pont's first witty and hilarious observations on the national character appeared in "Punch" magazine.
Pont's plump rolling-pin wielding cooks and solar-topee'd imperialists capture a distinct moment in British inter-war history, but his observations of character are timeless.
In the nursery, at the opera, or in the bath, in tweed or tennis whites or bowler hat, Pont conjures distinct, complete personalities with a few strokes of his pen.
Charming, idiosyncratic and - above all - wonderfully funny, this unforgettable collection will bring Pont's extraordinary talent to a new generation in a beautiful single volume.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, Throughout
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 01/11/2010
- Category: Cartoons & comic strips
- ISBN: 9780715639801