Gemma Bovery by Posy Simmonds
by Posy Simmonds
Jonathan Cape, 1999, b/w illustrations and cartoon strips throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0224052519
Fine, like new condition, ex-library with stamps to front flyleaf and inside back cover, sticker on publishers page, shelf wear to dustjacket, generally fine, neat and clean copy.
'Posy Simmonds is best known for her weekly cartoon strip which ran in the Guardian from 1977 to 1987. The collected cartoons were published as Mrs Weber's Diary (1979), True Love (1981), Pick of Posy (1982), Very Posy (1985), Pure Posy (1987) and Musn't Grumble (1994). She is also the author of several books for children, among them Lulu and the Flying Babies and Fred, whose film version was nominated for an Oscar in 1998. She was cartoonist of the Year in 1980 and 1981 and in 1998 was overall winner of the National Art Library Illustrations Award.'