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This is an auction for RONALD SEARLE by Russell Davies.

Amazon.com review:

"Ronald Searle is perhaps England's most famous cartoonist. The son of a railwayman, Ronald Searle was born in1920. Enlisting in the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of the Second World War, he spent time in Kirkcudbright, where he encountered evacuees from St Trinian's, a progressive girls' school situated in Edinburgh. This resulted in his first cartoon for Lilliput, published in 1941, and later developed into one of his most famous creations, through a series of books and their cinematic spin-offs. Remarkably, he survived the horrific experiences of the Changi Camp, Singapore as a Japanese prisoner-of-war and managed to produce a visual record of life in a prison camp. On his return to England in 1945, he exhibited the surviving pictures at the Cambridge School of Art. The exhibition established his reputation as one of Britain's most powerful draughtsmen. His contributed to Punch and these drawings crystallised in The Female Approach (1949). Throughout the fifties, he produced a large variety of illustrations, which together seemed present a guide to life in Britain. Such was his success that his rejection of family and country in a move to Paris in 1961 came as a great surprise. However, it offered a fresh start, resulting in several solo shows. He also reached a new audience with his contributions to film and television, most notably The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965). Now living in rural France, Searle continues to work to his own uncompromising standard."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format hardback 1990.

192 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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