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Books by Posy Simmonds

  • Cassandra Darke

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: BSZCI
    Hardback
    Cassandra Darke is an art dealer, mean, selfish, solitary by nature, living in Chelsea in a house worth GBP7 million. She has become a social pariah, but doesn't much care. Between one Christmas and the next, she has sullied the reputation of a West End gallery and has acquired a conviction for fraud, a suspended sentence and a bank balance drained by lawsuits. On the scale of villainy, fraud seems to Cassandra a rather paltry offence - her own crime involving `no violence, no weapon, no dead body'. But in Cassandra's basement, her young ex-lodger, Nicki, has left a surprise, something which implies at least violence and probably a body . . . Something which forces Cassandra out of her rich enclave and onto the streets. Not those local streets paved with gold and lit with festive glitter, but grimmer, darker places, where she must make the choice between self-sacrifice and running for her life.
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  • Lulu and the Flying Babies

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: BKGRV
    Paperback 3 years +
    Lulu doesn't want to be stuck in a museum, she wants to play outside in the snow! She sits on the bench and sniffs. Before she knows it the flying babies have escaped a painting and swept her off her feet. Lulu is flown into a whimiscal, magical adventure through a world of pictures, meeting Kings, growling at tigers and getting lost in the woods.
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  • Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: AYVMU
    Paperback 3 years +
    Lulu is going to be a bridesmaid, but the night before the wedding she eats too much chocolate and is very poorly. Lulu has a nap to feel better, but before long she is woken up by someone crying. You can Join Lulu on her very chocolatey escapades as she tries to rescue the wedding cake's sugar bride from some mice who have a very sweet tooth.
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  • Fred

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: AIWYV
    Paperback 3 years +
    Fred's owners, Sophie and Nick think he is the laziest cat in the world, but who knows what goes on after dark? It's only after their beloved pet dies, that they discovers he has been leading an exciting double life..."Enchanting, an instant classic". (Sunday Telegraph). "Fred is pure delight". (Guardian).
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  • Mrs. Weber's Omnibus

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: AFJND
    Hardback
    In May 1977 Posy Simmonds, an unknown young illustrator, started drawing a weekly comic strip for the Guardian. It began as a silly parody of girls' adventure stories, making satirical comments about contemporary life. The strip soon focused on three 1950s school friends in their later middle-class and nearly middle-aged lives: Wendy Weber, a former nurse married to polytechnic sociology lecturer George with a large brood of children; Jo Heep, married to whisky salesman Edmund with two rebellious teenagers; and Trish Wright, married to philandering advertising executive Stanhope and with a young baby. The strip, which was latterly untitled and usually known just as 'Posy', ran until the late 1980s. Collected here for the first time are the complete strips. Although celebrated for pinpointing the concerns of Guardian readers in the 1980s and their constant struggle to remain true to the ideals of the 1960s, they are in fact remarkably undated. They show one of Britain's favourite cartoonists, celebrated for "Literary Life" and "Tamara Drewe", maturing into genius.
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  • Tamara Drewe

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: ABVWG
    Paperback
    Tamara Drewe has transformed herself. Plastic surgery, a different wardrobe, a smouldering look, have given her confidence and a new and thrilling power to attract, which she uses recklessly. Often just for the fun of it. People are drawn to Tamara Drewe, male and female. In the remote village where her late mother lived Tamara arrives to clear up the house. Here she becomes an object of lust, of envy, the focus of unrequited love, a seductress. To the village teenagers she is 'plastic-fantastic', a role model. Ultimately, when her hot and indiscriminate glances lead to tragedy, she is seen as a man-eater, a heartless marriage wrecker, a slut. First appearing as a serial in the "Guardian", in book form, "Tamara Drewe" has been enlarged, embellished and lovingly improved by the author.
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  • Gemma Bovery

    Posy Simmonds

    Product Code: ABVWA
    Paperback
    Gemma is the bored, pretty second wife of Charlie Bovery, the reluctant stepmother of his children and the bete-noire of his ex-wife. A sudden windfall takes them across the Channel to France. Is it a coincidence that Gemma has a name like Flaubert's notorious heroine, that she is bored and adulterous? Is she inevitably doomed?
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