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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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Good, Grandmathe biography of Giles's infamous cartoon character. 160 p. Like new (slight wear to top of spine due to shelf wear) Illustrated dust jacket illutration of grandma on spine gold titale on spineBook Description:
The first biography of Giles's best-loved cartoon character
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