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Little did Carl Giles imagine when he started producing cartoons of a British family more than fifty years ago that the squat, black-garbed grandma, hat jammed well down, brolly at the ready, would become a national figure. A formidable character who terrorised the snivelling Vera, she was undaunted by policemen, toffs or Mrs Thatcher herself, and went about her business at home, on family outings and at the bookies and the racecourse with ruthless determination.
In this affectionate biography, Robert Beaumont, a lifelong Giles fan, chronicles the provenance of this fearsome old bat. He has unearthed the robust original and shows how Giles developed the handbag-wielding matriarch over the years into a feisty, stout battler who appealed to young and old alike.
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The first biography of Giles's best-loved cartoon characterSynopsis:
The Giles family was led by the ferocious, umbrella-wielding Grandma. In this biography, Beaumont reveals the identity of the doughty character on whom Grandma was based and traces the development of her character and the rise of her influence and popularity.
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