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  • Published: 28 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781911214380
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $39.99
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Literary Life Revisited


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An updated edition of Posy Simmonds’ classic book of cartoons dissecting the literary life

First published in 2003, Literary Life became an instant classic as readers (and writers) delighted in watching Posy Simmonds skewer the pains and pretensions of the writer’s (and reader’s) calling with her inimitable flair for witty satire and sharp social observation. As well as all the cartoons and comic strips from the original edition, The Complete Literary Life 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.

  • Pub date: 28 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781911214380
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Posy Simmonds

Posy Simmonds is the author of many books for adults and children, including Gemma Bovery, Lulu and the Flying Babies and Fred, the film of which was nominated for an Oscar. She has won international awards for her work, including the 2009 Grand prix de la critique bande dessinée for Tamara Drewe. Both Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe have been made into successful feature films. She lives in London.

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