Cartoonist Posy Simmonds’s Literary Life, first published in 2003, became an instant classic, skewering the pains and pretensions of the literary world with her wicked pen and inimitable flair. Now Posy returns to bring us up to date with Literary Life Revisited.
As well as all the cartoons and comic strips from the original edition, this book includes 40 extra pages of cartoons, including the two series Rick Raker and Dr Derek, in which two very different heroes attempt to right the wrongs afflicting the writing world, one by brute force and skulduggery, the other with a silky bedside manner.
Underwear Was Important
Posy’s dialogue is as good as her draughtsmanship, and she has a talent for names (an area in which so many writers fall down) which is as good as that of Evelyn Waugh or Anthony Powell. What...Read more