Ethel & Ernest

Ethel & Ernest

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 27/10/2016
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Ethel & Ernest
Bittersweet, Poignant Memoir
With the loss of Briggs last week, it seemed important to mark the occasion by re-reading some of his works. Ethel and Ernest is probably his most personal... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley


A marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages, now a major animated film starring Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn and Luke TreadawayUtterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest tells the story of Raymond Briggs' parents' marriage, lady's maid Ethel and milkman Ernest, from their first chance encounter in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971.Told in Brigg`s unique strip-cartoon format, Ethel and Ernest live through the defining moments of the twentieth century: the darkness of the Great Depression, the build up to World War II, the trials of the war years, the euphoria of VE Day and the emergence of a generation from post war austerity to the cultural enlightenment of the 1960s.Ethel & Ernest is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781911214601
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Weight: 252g
  • Dimensions: 227 x 152 x 8 mm

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Ethel & Ernest
Having first read this picture book many years ago I was inspired to re-read it after seeing the fantastic motion picture version over the winter. For me t... READ MORE
Sir Harry