Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting
Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920. After the Second World War he delighted millions with his comic creation of St Trinians, as well as his illustrations of cats and the foibles of wine connoisseurs among other subjects. He was a distinguished contributor to numerous magazines around the world, from The New Yorker to Le Monde. Ronald Searle died in 2011.
Unique... one of the finest illustrators of the past century. --
Gerald Scarfe * The Independent *
A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun! -- 'The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association' Newsletter * . *
Calling all bibliophiles... this book is for you. Ronald Searle is one of the most brilliant satirical artists of the twentieth century. -- WorldBookDealers.com * . *
The drawings say it all... Bookworms, and indeed worms of other sorts, may recognise themselves here - all too clearly. -- Financial Times * . *